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Auction 172, Lot 560

"Carte des Isles de Maiorque Minorque et d'Yvice ", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Balearic Islands

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.1 x 16.4 inches
56.1 x 41.7 cm
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Fine copper engraved map of the Spanish Balearic Islands based on Bellin, with good detail of towns, roads, and topography on each of the islands. A large inset at bottom center depicts the port and city of Mahon on the island of Menorca, with a lettered key identifying numerous locations. At bottom right is an inset showing the location of the Balearic islands in relation to Spain and the Mediterranean. A decorative title cartouche, a compass rose, and rhumb lines make this a handsome chart. French text below map gives navigational information regarding the islands.


Condition: A

A nice impression with contemporary color on paper with a watermark of the initials "IS." There is a smudge of printer's ink residue at top and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 4/17/2019