Switzerland, edited by Doré Ogrizek and J. G. Rufenacht for the “World in Color Series.” 273 pages, with pictorial maps and more than 200 illustrations in color, as well as monotone reproductions of old prints. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1949. Price, $5.00.
Beginning with a brief outline of Swiss history and the figures who have played parts in it (Charlemagne, William Tell, Zwingli, Charles the Bold), this book proceeds on a leisurely tour of the cantons and cities, from Neuchâtel to Zurich. The pictorial maps, each of which covers one canton or more, are as entertaining in their way as the maps of Ortelius and Blaeu must have been to the traveller of three centuries ago. With sections on regional gustatory specialties as well as on mountaineering, this pictorial Baedeker is a book both for the gourmet and for the climber.