Auction 135, Lot 61

"Icon Synoptica Sac. Rom. Imp. Electorum, ducum Principum", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 22.4 inches
49.3 x 56.9 cm

This fascinating engraving is one of the most interesting cartographic curiosities providing historical information in tabular form. The third plate in the series of four, it depicts the gigantic symbolic figure of an Elector in full robes, which are covered with listings of all the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire, princes, electors, and dukes. At the left is a pillar of heraldic coats of arms and on the right the crown and chair of state.

References: Tooley (MCC-1) #36.

Condition: A

A fine example with original color and good margins. Slight foxing in the blank margins and a minor crease in the plate.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/16/2011