"Mappa Geographica, Continens Archiepiscopatum et Electoratum Coloniensem, cum Conterminis Ducatibus Iuliacensi et Montensi, nec non Comitatu Mursano, Cura et Sumtibus", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Western Germany
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.1 x 19.9 inches
58.7 x 50.5 cm
This highly detailed map of western Germany follows the Rhine River from just north of Duisburg (near the border with the Netherlands) to beyond Bonn. The Meuse River also dominates the landscape through Venlo and Maastricht. Centered on Dusseldorf, the map extends to include the walled cities of Cologne, Wesel, Aachen and Dorsten. A nice title cartouche is surrounded by allegorical figures and the crests of the regions of Cologne, Montensis, Juliacum, and Meurs, which are also identified on the map.
Original color with minor toning along the centerfold. A long centerfold separation and tiny worm track have been professionally repaired, with a very minor amount of image in facsimile.