Genuensis Dominum, Reipublicae, cum inclytae istius Urbis et Portus insignioribus Prospectibus … repraesentatum. With a very fine large title-cartouche with coat of arms + Athene, Poseidon and Hermes, all three important for Genoa as tutelary gods of state, sea, and commerce resp. Especially for the latest there are baggage and a merchant vessel as further signs. But in the lower map field a bird’s eye view of the town opened by 25 object signs, enriched by a plenty of ships and boats, and framed by a complex of buildings and especially a scenery of textile business (6¼ × 21¼ in [16 × 54 cm]). Colored engraved map by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) in Augsburg. 19¾ × 22¾ in (50 × 57.7 cm).
With a very helpful separate full-page local index with a privilege of 1739 as a Seutter specialty but added not by a long way to his maps generally. – From the Vienna Seutter edition of 1736. – Cartouches and the view uncoloured as typical of many maps coloured in its time. – Up to Turin – Pavia – Cremona – Parma – Réggio . – Splendid map on heavy paper.
Offer no. 14,417 | sold
“ The prints arrived safely. What is your return policy? My boss, doesn’t like the images, which I understand is subjective (– probably in reaction on the 11th September –) and no reflection on the condition or any representations you made. Sorry to bother you with this ”
(Mrs. A. P., September 26, 2001)