"Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port, in Ora Maritima Barbariae et Proprie in Regno Telensin...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Algeria, Oran
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.3 x 19.1 inches
54.1 x 48.5 cm
This splendid plan typifies the style and format of a series of bird's-eye plans and panoramic profiles of major cities and ports published in Germany during the eighteenth century. At top is a map of the coastline showing the fortifications of the Algerian port of Oran and at bottom is a coastal view with a fleet of ships in the foreground. The chart is richly embellished with a large allegorical title cartouche featuring Zeus and his entourage.
References: Potter, p. 69.
A strong impression on heavy watermarked paper with a few spots, a printer's crease entering about an inch into the image at top, and a damp stain that just touches the neatline at bottom left.