1730 Seutter Large Antique Map of Africa

Cartographer :Georg Mattraus Seutter

This large beautifully engraved hand coloured original map of Africa was published by Georg Mattraus Seutter in 1730. 

Background: A very graphic map of the African continent with a large pictorial title cartouche containing native figures, animals, the pyramids and a dragon. 
The cartography of the central and southern regions is mostly fictitious and filled with erroneous detail. The Nile is shown originating considerably south of Zaire Lacus, and the Abyssinian province of Amhara is shown in the kingdom of Monomotapa. (Ref: Norwich; M&B; Tooley)

Condition Report
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original & later
Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green, orange, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 25 ½in x 21 ½in (650mm x 545mm)
Plate size: - 23in x 20in (585mm x 510mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - Two repairs to bottom margin, no loss
Plate area: - Two small professional repairs to center of image
Verso: - None