Setting of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713)

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This map presents the occupation of Menorca by the English in 1708 and the uprising in Ceuta in 1727.

Georg Mátthaüs Seutter

Category     :   Old Maps

Colour print: 500 x 585mm on a sheet of: 532 x 610mm.001. Created by: Georg Mátthaüs Seutter, in Augsburg, Germany, in 1734-1762. The subject of this map is the setting of the war’s battles and identification of the strategic places associated with the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1713). Its visual tale is provided via allegorical cartouches, drawings of battling ships, and fortified images of ports.

This map presents the occupation of Menorca by the English in 1708 and the uprising in Ceuta in 1727. Its first edition dates back to approximately 1730. The reproduced artwork differs with regard to the initial condition by charting, in the title cartouche, some acronyms that refer to the position achieved as Imperial Geographer to Charles VI in 1731-32.

Seutter’s geographical invention is not original; instead it is taken from previous cartographers. The Kingdom of Granada is only represented via its marine facade and it is incomplete given that it includes Malaga’s coast and Granada’s coastline only up to Motril. Originally, the ports of Marbella, Malaga, Almuñecar, Salobreña and Motril were drawn via walled strongholds. The artwork also includes a portion of the inland region, where it shows mountain chains, trails, bridges, rivers and settlements in addition to view boxes, one of which is dedicated to Malaga’s port.



Technique Grabado coloreado
Place and year created Augsburg, Alemania. 1734-1762
Dimensions of original: Image 50.00cm x 58.50cm on a sheet of 53.20 x61.00cm

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