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Spectacular full color map, based largely De Fer's Seminal map. The detail throughout the is excellent, especially along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, which are shown extending to their theoretical sources, the latter being a large lake in Kansas. The detail in the South, Southwest and Texas includes early roads, and extensive notes regarding early exploration and Indian Villages. The river systems between the Mississippi and the Appalachians are equally fascinating, especially since this area would be so thoroughly explored in the next several decades. Large inset at top shows the Mississippi Delta and Gulf Coast. Spectacular cartouche portrays the history of John Law's Mississippi Bubble. Portinaro & Knirsch pl. 117. A fine example.

Matthaus Seutter Biography

Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757) was a prominent German mapmaker in the mid-eighteenth century. Initially apprenticed to a brewer, he trained as an engraver under Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremburg before setting up shop in his native Augsburg. In 1727 he was granted the title Imperial Geographer. His most famous work is Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae, published in two volumes ca. 1730, although the majority of his maps are based on earlier work by other cartographers like the Homanns, Delisles, and de Fer. 

Alternative spellings: Matthias Seutter, Mathaus Seutter, Matthaeus Seutter, Mattheus Seutter