Auction 100, Lot 27

"Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente per Coluros Tropicorum per Ambos Polos…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

This is one of the most graphic 18th century world maps. The bold engraving style follows Carel Allard's map of 1696 with the central twin hemisphere map surrounded by several smaller maps on various projections. California is an Island and is shown five times on the sheet. In Asia, Japan is shown in a bizarre shape that incorporates the fictional Terra Yedso. The map is filled with detail including the tracks of several explorers. The maps are set in a richly engraved background of clouds with numerous wind heads, lesser spheres and two cartouches.

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Condition: B

Overall very good with great original color and a couple of very minor spots of foxing. Light soil and damp stain in margins.

Estimate: $3,000 - $3,500

Sold for: $2,200

Closed on 9/12/2002

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