Colossus Monarchic ...
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Perhaps the best known of these imposing cartographical curiosities - the image of the Colossus bearing on his armour details of ancient empires and kingdoms, and surrounded by the four beasts from the Dream of Daniel. Attractive and very uncommon. A finely engraved, decorative and informative plate in bright original colour.
mapmaker: M. Seutter
place and date of publication: Augsburg c.1730
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original colourref: 40291
size in mm: 585 by 495mm (23 by 19.5 inches).
literature: Tooley, Geographical Oddities (MCC no1), 36.
Price: £ 1000£ 600
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