Auction 162, Lot 521

"Silesiae Ducatus tam Superior quam Inferior, Juxta Suos XVII Minores Principatus et VI Libera Dominia Disterminat. Nova Mappa Geographica ob Oculos Positus Cura et Sumtibus", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Southern Poland

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.4 x 19.5 inches
56.9 x 49.5 cm

This elegantly engraved map of Silesia extends from Poznan (Posnan P Posen G) to south of Olomouc (Olmutz) in present-day Czechia and from Dresden to the area just beyond Poland's eastern border. It identifies a plethora of towns and cities and features nice topographical detail. At bottom left there is an inset plan of Wroclaw (Breslaw) encased in an elaborate cartouche surrounded by Athena, Hermes, and a herald grasping the Silesian coat-of-arms. The decorative title cartouche at top right features a winged horse atop a mountain, putti, and a stunning landscape.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression with original color, a couple of tiny rust spots, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $220

Closed on 4/26/2017

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