"Peloponnesus Hodie Morea ad Normam Veterum et Recentiorum Mappar Accuratissimae Adornata...", Seutter, Matthias
Subject: Southern Greece
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19.1 inches
57.2 x 48.5 cm
This fine chart of Peloponessos is beautifully engraved and filled with information including the fortified cities. The large pictorial title cartouche features the sword-brandishing Lion of Venice with a group of Turkish prisoners, commemorating the Venetian triumph against the Ottoman Empire in 1688. This map was copied from Nicolas Visscher's map Peloponnesus Hodie Morea deo Favente... circa 1680.
References: Zacharakis #1949.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with contemporary outline color, light toning along the centerfold, an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom, and several dampstains.