Auction 121, Lot 483

"Borussiae Regnum sub Fortissimo Tutamine et Justissimo Regimine…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Northeastern Europe

Period: 1725 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm

This is a very beautiful map due to the highly decorative title cartouche filling the Baltic Sea. It covers the northern portion of Poland (Gdansk south to Torun) and the Baltic coast, Konigsburg (Kaliningrad) and into Lithuania. It is highly detailed throughout with roads, cities and towns. The title cartouche features a portrait of Frederick III, King of the Prussian dynasty, surrounded by an elaborate allegorical scene of his coronation in 1701. Inset with a map of Neufchatel.

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Condition: B+

A sharp impression on a sturdy sheet with original color. There is some faint, irregular toning in the corners. There is a short tear on the right just touching the neatline with an archival tape repair on the verso. Lower centerfold with a short separation just touching map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007

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