Auction 129, Lot 572

"Accurata Designatio Celebris Freti prope Andalusiae Castellum Gibraltar, inter in Europam et Africam…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Spain

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

This superb map of the southern coast of Spain focuses on the important fortifications protecting the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. The map covers the region spanning from the mouth of the Rio Guadalquivir in the west to Motril in the east, and includes the Spanish fortress of Ceuta on the Moroccan Peninsula de Almina. Two small inset maps of Minorca and Ceuta and three views featuring Cadiz, the Gibraltar fortress, and the port of Malaga, and a large military-themed title cartouche complete this bold composition.

References:

Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color. The centerfold is reinforced with paper, repairing a fold separation at bottom. There is a tiny edge tear in the bottom margin and the margins have been slightly trimmed but are still ample.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009

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