Georg Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756)

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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.

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1744 Georg Mattaus Seutter Antique Map of Great Britain & Ireland - Scotland et.

1744 Georg Mattaus Seutter Antique Map of Great Britain & Ireland - Scotland et.

  • Title : Accuratissima Angliae, Scotiae ei Hiberniae........a Matth. Seutteri...T C Lotter, Geogr.
  • Ref #:  93394
  • Size: 11in x 8 1/2in (280mm x 215mm)
  • Date : 1744
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition

This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of Great Britain & Ireland was engraved by Tobias Lotter and was published in the 1744 edition of GM Seutters Atlas Minor Prae cipua Orbis Terrarum Imperia Regna et Provincias...., Augsburg, Germany.

General Definitions:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 11in x 8 1/2in (280mm x 215mm)
Plate size: - 10 1/2in x 8in (265mm x 205mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Margins: - Top margin cropped into border
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

Atlas Minor was a series of beautiful maps of all parts of the world. Georg Matthäus Seutter was one of the most and important of the German cartographers of the 18th century, being appointed as the Geographer to the Imperial Court. His son, Albrecht Carl, joined Matthäus and eventually inherited the business. The maps from Atlas Minor were drawn by the two Seutters and engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotte. These maps are highly detailed and engraved with a bold hand with equally strong original hand color in the body of the map as was the 18th century German style. The cartouches were left uncolored in order to emphasize the elaborately detailed illustrations for which German maps are especially prized. These are some of the most decorative and interesting maps of the eighteenth century.

$275.00 USD
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