Auction 140, Lot 645

"Novissima et Accuratissima Hungariae…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Southeastern Europe

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
57.2 x 49.5 cm

A superb map of Hungary, Romania and the Balkans dense with place names and topographical features. At bottom are two very graphic and historically interesting cartouches. Surrounding the title are scenes including a portrait of the king of Hungary, a soldier, the personification of Justice, river gods, and numerous putti each holding a herald representing the neighboring regions. Surrounding the distance scale is a group of men engaged in wine tasting, hunting and fishing.

References:

Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color. There are a couple minor printer's creases and a few light spots in the map. There is a minor damp stain in top and left blank margins that just enters map borders.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/23/2012

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