"Statua Regum Europaeorum P.C.N. Nomina Continens", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 22.3 inches
49.5 x 56.6 cm
This fascinating engraving is from a series of interesting cartographic curiosities. It presents information in tabular form within the framework of a large warrior king in flowing robes, with his regal and martial trophies. His breastplate, shirt and legs are covered with text listing European kings from the first to the 17th century. To the left are twelve large armorials, with Germany prominently at the top.
References: Tooley (MCC-1) #36.
Original color. There is some toning along the centerfold and some stains and short tears in the blank margins. At left, affecting the armorials, are two tears and a small hole with old paper repairs. The paper is sound and even with the defects it would present well when framed.