Striking example of Seutter's decorative map of the Savoy and Piedemont regions, centered on Torino. The map coverage extends from Grenoble, Geneva, Die and Romans, to Genoa and Milan. Highly detailed, with excellent graphical representation of the mountains and other topography. Cartouche includes 5 coats of arms and an ornate allegorical scene. Ninor split and misfold at the lower centerfold, just entering image.
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