A plan of Berlin


Seutter’s colour-coded map and prospect emphasises the military aspect of the new city of Berlin. Straddling the River Spree is the fortress designed in the 1650s by Johann Gregor Memhardt. The castle walls are prominent in the view of the city from the east. The portrait of King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia is surrounded by military trophies, including cannon, standards and drums.

Full title:
Berlin, die praechtigst. u. maechtigste Hauptstatt des Churfürstenthums Brandenburg. [A plan of Berlin, with a View]
about 1720, Augsburg
Matthäus Seutter
Engraving / Hand-Colouring / Map
Georg Matthaüs Seutter
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Public Domain
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British Library
Maps * 29720.(2.)

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