United Kingdom & Ireland 1730 Seutter Antique Original Copper Engraved Map
[Germany]: Georg Matthaus Seutter, . Approx. 27 x 13 1/2", oblong. Single sheet, lightly curled, some creases but no tears, a small bit of foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
A beautifully colorful and extremely detailed copper engraved map of the Kingdom of England, Scotland, and Ireland under King George II. Map details include cities, villages, rivers, mountains, island and lakes -- it is packed. A beautiful cartouche surrounds the map title. Another decorative cartouche at the bottom of the map includes 4 scales of distances.On the top left of the map are the armorials of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The mapmaker, Gerog Matthaus Seutter (1647 - 1756) was an important and prolific German map publisher. He was given the title of "Imperial Geographer" by German Emperor Karl VI.
WWII Map - The Trek of the 5th Armored
[Germany]: Division of Engineers, 1945. Approx. 27 x 13 1/2", oblong. Single sheet, lightly curled, some creases but no tears, a small bit of foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
Published in Germany as a souvenir by the 669th Engineers, this interesting and historical map commemorates the United States 5th Armored Division, detailing their push through Europe. Map also includes dates and location of Army Corp and Divisions across Europe. Activated in Kentucky in 1941, the division was not initially involved in the D-Day landings, but was finally shipped across the channel and onto Utah Beach on 24 July 1944. It was committed to combat on 2 August as part of XV Corps of Patton’s 3rd Army. The unit swept between Coutances and St Lo, across the Selune River thus starting the division’s 300-mile exploitation behind the German 7th Army. (ref: 5ad.org)