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Decorative Map of The British Isles

Seutter, Matthäus The Kingdoms of Anglia, Scotia and Hibernia "Tabula Novissima Accuratissima Regnorum Angliæ, Scotiæ, Hiberniæ." Augsberg Seutter, Matthäus 1720-40
Copper engraved map of the British Isles by Matthäus Seutter from his "Atlas Novus". Original full wash colour; verso blank.
The very decorative map shows the British Isles, with a large title cartouche surmounted by a portrait of the king to upper right; 3 coats of arms of the 3 kingdoms to upper left and decorative scale catouche. Good impression; colours bright ; vignettes/cartouches black & white as issued; left blank margins short; old ink number to verso; paper tab to upper margin.

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

Seutter was an engraver, globe-maker and publisher. Seutter was the official imperial geographer of Charles VI.

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.
Shirley: Seutter 1. 575 by 490mm (22¾ by 19¼ inches).   ref: 3259  €600

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