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Seutter, Matthäus
Africa iuxta navibationes et observationes recentissimas aucta correcta et in sua regna et status divisa in lucem edita a Matth. Seuttero, S. Caes. Maj. Geographo Aug. Cum Gratis et Privel. S.R.I. Vicariatg, in partibg Rheni Sueviae, et Juris Franconici.
Augsburg: Matthäus Seutter, 1725-40. Other. 494 by 570mm (19½ by 22½ inches).. Original copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. A fine and detailled map of continent of Africa with the Mediterranean Sea in the north and the cape of good hope and Madagascar in the south. Ornated with a beautiful title cartouche in the lower left corner, it depicts with some animals and natives of the African continent. At the lower bottom with the engraved ,privileg' and a compass rose in the South Atlantic. The royal privileg gave the publisher the permission to print the map for a decade. The map was published around 1720 for the first time, with the privileg it is very likely printed ca. 1730-40. Overall the map is very good to excellent condition, however the map is verso backed with thin Japan paper, this was very likely done by a previous owner to avoid, that the centre fold of the map is visible. Further the reverse side shows around at the outer margins old paper stripes from older framing. In very good to excellent condition.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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