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Auction 104, Lot 30

"Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: World

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.8 inches
25.4 x 19.8 cm
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This is the reduced edition after Seutter's larger and beautiful map that is considered one of the most graphic 18th century world maps. California is an Island, 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. It is set in a richly engraved background of clouds with numerous wind heads, six lesser spheres and four cartouches.

References: Phillips (A) 3492.

Condition: A

Very early and dark impression on thick paper with watermark. Full original color. Close lower margin, as issued.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 9/10/2003