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Auction 100, Lot 54

"Colossus Monarchic Statua Danielis Dan. II, 31", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Cartographic Curiosity

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 22.5 inches
49 x 57.2 cm

One of the most interesting cartographic curiosities in this famous series. The figure of Colossus, with sword and scepter, represents Daniel's interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Dan. 2:39-40). History's great empires are engraved on the breastplate; Oriental empires on the left leg, Western ones listed on the right. Mythical animals also representing the great monarchies flank the figure.

References: Tooley, (MCC) 1-36.

Condition: A

Original color. Couple of old repairs in margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/12/2002