Georg Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756)
After serving an apprenticeship to J.B. Homann, the successful map publisher, Seutter set up his own very successful business in Augsburg and was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. With his son and son-in-law, Conrad Lotter, he issued in about 1741 a large series of town plans. For much of his life he worked in competition with his old employer and, not surprisingly, his maps were often similar to those of Homann.
Georg Matthaus Seutter (1)
- Title : Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada avec l'Isle de Terre-Neuve et de Nouvelle Escosse, Acadie et Nouv. Angleterre avec Fleuve de St. Laurence
- Date : 1750
- Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
- Ref: 61004
- Size: 26in x 21in (660mm x 530mm)
This large beautifully hand coloured original antique maritime map of Canada showing North-Eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland, by George Seutter and published by Tobias Lotter in 1750.
The map provides excellent details on cities, towns, settlements, rivers, lakes, mountains and islands. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with the title cartouche changed to replace Seutter's name with Lotter.
The St. Lawrence River runs nearly north-south. At bottom right is a scene with several sailing ships. At top left is a huge decorative title cartouche featuring allegorical figures, Indian chiefs, explorers, mapmakers, a fleet of ships, fishermen and wildlife.
Tthe map is in fantastic condition with original hand colour and original margins with a heavy impression denoting an early pressing. (Ref: Tooley, M&B, Kershaw)
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Pink, green, yellow, orange
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 26in x 21in (660mm x 530mm)
Plate size: - 23in x 19 1/2in (585mm x 495mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Margins: - Light soiling in margins
Plate area: - None
Verso: - Light soiling in margins