Auction 153, Lot 527

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19.3 inches
56.4 x 49 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.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression with original color, one tiny pinhole, light toning along the centerfold, and a few small stains.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/20/2015

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