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Plan and panorama of Belgrade in the 18th century

Title: Plan and panorama of Belgrade in the 18th century
Author: Mathias Seutter
Location/Region: Belgrade
Chrolonology: 1700 - 1800
Museum: Belgrade City Museum
Country: Serbia
Closer Dating: 1735-1739
Dimensions: 64,1 × 53,7 cm
Production Technique: Copperplate engraving, coloring done afterwards
Bibliography: Pеtrоvić Bisеniја i drugi. Мuzеј grаdа Bеоgrаdа, ur. Sеfеrоvić Nаdа. Bеоgrаd: 2003.

Description

Plan and panorama of Belgrade is a successful compilation published in Augsburg, made by engraver and publisher Mathias Seutter. In the larger, colored upper part, we can see a plan of Belgrade and an accompanying text that deals with history, status and occupation of the city. In the lower, smaller part is a panorama of Belgrade as seen from the river, and a several mills in front of the city. It was made in large format, as an atlas or a stand-alone list. The work is excellent in terms of technique and information used.