View of the city of Barcelona

engraving city of barcelona Matthäus Seutter

Barcino: Metropolis Hispanici Principatus Cataloniae in littore Maris Mediterranei perquam manita, et ob portus como ditatem celeberrinuan Emporuan Cura..., Matthäus Seutter, c. 1750

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Núm. d’inventari: 18200

Nom d’objecte: print (visual piece)

Títol: Barcino: Metropolis Hispanici Principatus Cataloniae in littore Maris Mediterranei perquam manita, et ob portus como ditatem celeberrinuan Emporuan Cura...

Data de l’objecte: c. 1750

Autor: Matthäus Seutter

Tècnica i material: colour engraving on paper.

Engravings and lithographs

Engraving by Matthäus Seutter printed in Augsburg, clearly showing the old city of Barcelona on the right and the near-empty Raval neighbourhood on the left. It also shows the coast and the port with many vessels, as well as the mountain of Montjuïc.

The original title, in Latin and German, reads: “Barcino: Metropolis Hispanici Principatus Cataloniae in littore Maris Mediterranei perquam manita, et ob portus como ditatem celeberrinuan Emporuan Cura. Imp en fis MATTH. SEUTTERI S. Caes et REG. CATHOL. MAI. GEOGR. AUG. VIND /BARCELLONA die Haupt Satt des Sanifchen Fürftenthums Catalonien an dem Mittelländifchen Meer, so sehr fest und weg des bequemen Hasffens starke handtung treibt, HerauB gegeben von MATTH. SEUTTER KAY GEOGR.”