520.30 - Colossus Monarchico. Statua Danielis. Dan II.51, ca 1730, by Matthias Seutter, Augsburg


The recognized figure of Colossus is a double page allegorical map. The image depicts the figure with sword and scepter, representing Daniel’s dream (Dan 2:39-40).  Europe’s significant empires are shown on the breastplate, legs (western empires on the right leg.).  Mythical animal figures of empires are seen on the left and right of the image. Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) was one of the most noted of the German map publishers.  He was well known to Emperor Charles VI and was given the title of “Imperial Geographer”.   In full color, the map is an exceptional offering. Of special note this particular print is from the collection of the late Eric Wolf; noted map collector of many decades and member of the Washington Map Society.  The map is rated Excellent [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] with no apparent flaws; printed on heavy laid paper and offered framed.  The image measures approximately (22.8″ x 19.7″ – 58.0 x 50.0 cm).  Frame size with matte 27″ x 30″.

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