Auction 170, Lot 518

"Barcino Metropolis Hispanici Principatus Cataloniae... / Barcellona die Haupt Statt des Spanischen Furstenthums Catalonien...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Barcelona, Spain

Period: 1740 (published)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.3 inches
56.9 x 49 cm

This decorative bird's-eye plan of Barcelona shows the city streets, key buildings, and fortifications around the city. The majestic Montjuic hill is depicted adjacent to the city. A lettered key identifies important locations surrounding Barcelona, while another cartouche in the sea gives a brief history of the city. At bottom is a panoramic view of the city with a numbered key denoting various buildings.


Condition: A

Full contemporary color with minor soiling and a couple of unobtrusive creases.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/14/2018