Auction 136, Lot 519

"Novissima Ichnographica Delineatio Munitissimae Urbis et Celeberrimi Emporii Ostendae, in Comitatu Flandriae Austriacae Sitae", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Ostend, Belgium

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

23 x 9 inches
58.4 x 22.9 cm

This large-scale, bird's-eye plan of the city of Ostend provides and excellent view of the city's fortification and strategic position on the North Sea coast. Thirty-four sites and facilities are numbered or lettered and identified both in German and in Latin in the two legends. At bottom is a coast view of Ostend flanked by allegorical scenes; Mars, god of war, with a military encampment at left and Neptune and Mercury with ship builders at the right.


Condition: B+

Attractive original color with some soil and defects in the bottom margin with small loss, not affecting the maps. The lower section of the map has been professionally backed with light Japanese tissue. There are a couple old owner's stamps on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 6/1/2011