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SEUTTER, M. - Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port in Ora Maritima.

SEUTTER, M. - Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port in Ora Maritima.
Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port in Ora Maritima. - SEUTTER, M.
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Title : Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port in Ora Maritima..
Map maker : SEUTTER, M..
Date : Augsburg, 1740.
Size : 19.3 x 21.7 inches. / 49.0 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : Original Colours enhanced in border & cartouches.

Description :A beautiful map depicting the plan, and the panorama, of the coast of Oran, Algeria with many boats in the foreground. In opulent original period colours.
The legend is in Latin and German, and is representing the vicinity of Oran with a panoramic view from the sea below.
An allegorical title cartouche features Africans giving gifts to the man of the sea with a total of 11 putti in the background.

Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757). was a German cartographer and engraver, and founder of the printing and the publishing house Seutter. In 1697 he began an apprenticeship with Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremberg, then worked in the Augsburg publishing house of Jeremias Wolff.
He founded his own company in 1710, publishing in the more than 500 maps, globes and atlases. The best-known works are the Seutter "Atlas Geographicus" of 1725, the "Big Atlas" 1734, and the Pocket Atlas "Atlas Minor" of 1744.
Condition : In very fine condition with centrefold as issued. An unusual, decorative map, that is a true "Work of Art".

ID: 97163

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