Auction 146, Lot 552

"Nova Totius Helvetiae cum Suis Subditis ac Sociis Tab. Geogr.", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 19.4 inches
57.4 x 49.3 cm

Robustly engraved map surrounded by vignettes of natural phenomena, including the Devil's Bridge in the Alps, whirlpools, fossils, avalanches, and even the legendary fire-breathing, winged dragon that haunts the mountains near Lucerne. Superb detail throughout the country with vigorous depictions of the mountainous topography. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by river gods, armorial crests and people engaged in agrarian pursuits. A lettered key at the top names the marvels illustrated in the map.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color on very heavy paper with light soiling and a few tiny fold separations at the bottom of the map.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013

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