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Auction 191, Lot 471

A Superb Plan of London in Contemporary Color

"Londinum Celeberrima Metropolis, Splendidissima Regia et Opulentissimum Angliae Emporium... / Eigentlicher Grund Riss und Prospect der Weltberuhmten Haupt Stadt, Prachtigsten Konigl. Residenz und Reichesten Handel Stadt London in Engelland...", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: London, England

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.8 inches
57.9 x 50.3 cm
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A superb plan of the city of London extending to Islington, Limehouse, Bermondsey and St. Marylebone. The title, in both Latin and German, runs across the top and a drape-style cartouche holds a description of the city. At bottom is a fabulous prospect of the city viewed from Southwark with London Bridge and a ship-filled River Thames. Several keys identify the major buildings. The map is decorated with the royal arms and a compass rose.

References: Howgego #68.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with a dampstain along the left side of the sheet. There are a couple of tiny holes in the engraved view at bottom right that have been repaired on verso with old paper with a tiny amount of image in facsimile. The top, bottom, and left sheet edges have also been reinforced with old paper on verso to repair a few minor edge tears.

Estimate: $2,200 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 2/8/2023