Auction 117, Lot 577

"Delineatio Geographica Ditionis Martisburgensis", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Germany

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

Striking and meticulously detailed map of the area around Merseburg in eastern Germany, extending to the town of Halle in the north, Leipzig in the east and Lutzen in the south. The cities are illustrated as towers closely surrounded by buildings - these vary in size according to the size of the actual town. The cartouche is what is truly amazing on this map - it is a cascading, richly Baroque concoction filled with angels, cherubs and the Holy Grail held by a maiden who has her foot on a grim torso. Engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter for Matthaeus Seutter.


Condition: B

A nice, dark impression with original color. There are a few spots of foxing in map and one on the margin. Centerfold reinforced on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 12/6/2006