Auction 150, Lot 445

"Magni Ducatus Finlandiae Russiae Partim, Partim Sueciae Subjecti; Sinus Item Bothnici ac Finnici Nova et Accurata Delineatio Calamo et Sumtibus", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Southern Finland

Period: 1772 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19.3 inches
57.7 x 49 cm

This superb map covers the lower half of Finland, where the nation touches the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland. It includes part of western Sweden, the northern coast of present-day Estonia, and a portion of Russia. There is excellent detail of the mountainous terrain and the network of waterways, and many towns and cities are identified. The elegant title cartouche features the greater coat of arms of Sweden, Neptune with his trident, Fortuna with her scale, and other allegorical figures. This state features Lotter's imprint.

References: Phillips (A) #3513-28.

Condition: A

A fine impression with just a few short edge tears, well away from map image.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/17/2014

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