Auction 106, Lot 417

"Accurata Delineatio Sinus Finnici Cronstadio Petropolin usque…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Russia

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

Important map of the Gulf of Finland and the approaches to St. Petersburg. The map is finely detailed with two location keys enclosed in uncolored decorative cartouches. The map is embellished with four different ships and is centered on a beautiful compass rose. Under the title cartouche is a fine panoramic view of St. Petersburg flanked by two fanciful sea monsters. Title and keys in both Russian and Latin.

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Condition: C

Original color. Old tape stains in margins, top and bottom stains just touching neat lines. Scattered foxing, paper still very sound. Well deserving of professional cleaning and conservation.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/3/2004

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