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Seutter, Matthäus Peloponnesus today Morea... "Peloponnesus hodie normam, veterum et recentiorum maapar accuratissime adornata aeri incisa et venalis exposita per Matth. seutter S.C.M. Geogr. Augustanum." Augsburg, Seutter, Matthäus c 1725-42
Copper engraved map of the Peloponnesus from Seutter's "Atlas Novus". Original old colour; verso blank.
The map shows the whole of the Peloponnesus with the Ionian islands of Levkada, Kephalonia, Ithaka and Zakinthos to the right; Kithera/ Cerigo to the south with the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs.
Black and white decorative title cartouche depicting the Lion of Venice vanquishing the Turks on the behalf of Christianity, represented by a cross and the cathedral of St. Marks. Good dark impression; very light toning; slight soiling to blank margins.

Seutter, Matthäus (The Elder): 1678–1757,

Seutter was an engraver, globe-maker and publisher.
Born in Augsburg in 1685, the son of a goldsmith. Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg in 1697, apprenticed as an engraver to Johann Baptist Homann. in 1707 later he returned to Augsburg subsequently working in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in the city. He founded the Seutter publishing house and print shop in 1710, producing maps, atlases, and globes., which became a primary competitor to Homann.
Very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and none of the necessary connections to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Therefore Seutter copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models (approximately 500 pieces).
His "Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt' appeared in 1725 with 46 maps: the "Atlas Novus" various editions in 1728, 1730, 1736, 1742; the "Grosser Atlas"in 1734 with 131 maps, and the pocket atlas "Atlas minor in 1744 with 64 maps.
After Matthäus Seutter died in 1757, his son, Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the business for five more years.
Zacherakis 3343/2177, [Variant without privilege} 488 by 582mm (19¼ by 23 inches).   ref: 2510  €750

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