Auction 129, Lot 545

"Le Royaume de France…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: France

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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/23/2009