Auction 96, Lot 320

"Borussiae Regnum sub Fortissimo Tutamine et Justissimo Regimine Serenissimi ac Potentitissimi Principis Friderice Wilhelmi", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Northeastern Europe

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 cm

A superb map of northern Poland fully engraved in Seutter's bold style. Large inset "Principatus Neocomensis sue Neufchatel ad Borussiae Regem Spectans" (part of Switzerland). The splendid title cartouche fills the Baltic Sea with numerous figures, putti, soldiers, coats of arms and a portrait of Frederick Wilhelm. The (uncolored) cartouche is surrounded by vignettes of soldiers, fishermen and a sea battle.


Condition: B

Very faint stain near bottom centerfold and one split just to border, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/12/2001