"Le Royaume de France…", Seutter, Matthias
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 18.8 inches
55.9 x 47.8 cm
This superb map is beautifully engraved with place names, watershed and much more. It extends to include Corsica, portions of Spain, Italy, Helvetica and England. The decorative title cartouche features mapmaking tools, a globe, Mercury, and several other figures, the coat of arms, and a canon. Extensive notation at upper right describes the country.
Very early, dark impression and fine original color on a thick sheet. Short split at lower centerfold with old paper repair on verso and a small area of light staining from flower-pressing in blank sea.