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Auction 125, Lot 826

"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.

Condition: A

A fine impression and bold original color. There is a minor centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/24/2008