"Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Ports in Ora Maritima Barbariae et Proprie in Regno Telensin…", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Algeria, Oran
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 19 inches
54.6 x 48.3 cm
This splendid plan typifies the style and format of a series of bird's-eye plans and panoramic profiles of major cities and ports published in Germany during the eighteenth century. At top is a map of the coastline showing the fortifications of the Algerian port of Oran and a bottom is a coastal view with a fleet of ships in the foreground. The chart is richly embellished with a large allegorical title cartouche featuring Zeus and his entourage.
References: Potter p. 69.
A fine impression and bold original color. There is a minor centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin, not affecting the map.