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The Island of Corfu.

Seutter, Matthäus. Corfu. "Nova et exactissima Geographica Delineatio Insulae Corfu seu Corsulae, tanquam primariae et Clavis maris Ionii cum sinitimis transmarinis Graeciae oppidis et portubus / cura et sumtibus Matthaei Seutteri. . ..". Augsburg, Seutter, Matthäus c 1730-41
Copper engraved map of the island of Corfu/ Kerkyra "Atlas Novus". Original old full wash colour; verso blank.
The plate shows the island of Corfu/Kerkyra and Paxos with the coast opposite. Inset Plan of the town and citadel of Corfu to lower left corner with key to important streets etc; small inset map to upper left showing the position of Corfu, the coast and part of Italy on the Adriatic. Large decorative title vignette surmounted by an angel with Posidon and other figures ; 2 putti, 1 holding a shield depicting the lion of Venice. Good impression; bright colour; some browning at centre fold from guard; very short tear at lower centre fold [10mm] repaired to verso; ink spots to lower blank margin and old ink number to upper right corner; small rust spot to title vignette by putti;.

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.
Zacharakis:3347/2179 500 by 580mm (19¾ by 22¾ inches).   ref: 2766  €1200

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