"Francofurtum ad Moenum, Libera Imperii, ut et Electioni et Coronationi Caesarum Romanorum…", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Germany, Frankfurt am Main
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 cm
Bold bird's-eye plan of Frankfurt am Main beautifully illustrated to show the cathedral, churches and major buildings. Along the lower border are three vignette scenes: the Emperor entering the city, with the Imperial eagle hovering symbolically overhead, a panoramic view of the city from across the Main, and an allegorical scene with Mercury, the god of trade and commerce, pouring money into a cornucopia, symbolizing the city's wealth.
Very strong and slightly uneven original color with some scattered foxing. The top margin is narrow, as issued, but is adequate for framing.