Auction 116, Lot 555

"Nova Totius Helvetiae cum suis Subditis ac Sociis…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.7 inches
25.4 x 19.6 cm

This small map is robustly engraved and embellished, and filled with detail of the topography and cities. At upper left is a vignette showing the fabulous Rheinfall, and at left is inset a bird's-eye view showing the course of the Rhein River. At bottom, the arms of the thirteen cantons surround the title cartouche and a figurative cartouche encloses the distance scales.

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Condition: A

Faint damp stain in upper margin.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/20/2006

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