Catalog Archive
Auction 156, Lot 53

"Mappa Geographiae Naturalis sive Tabella Synoptica uno Conspectu Omnes Terminos Physicos et Technicos in Globo Terraqueo...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 18.9 inches
56.6 x 48 cm

This fascinating imaginary map was designed to illustrate cartographic and geographical terms, which are given in both German and Latin. An extensive legend at bottom right identifies the various symbols used on the map in both languages. The island above the legend is also identified in French and Italian. The sheet is handsomely embellished with an allegorical title cartouche featuring an angel using measuring dividers on a globe, Cybele, goddess of towns, and a river god.

References: Tooley (MCC-1) #67.

Condition: A

A superb dark impression with full original color on a watermarked sheet. There is light damp staining and minor foxing along the edges of the sheet, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/17/2016