Decorative regional map of Morea and contiguous islands, with an ornate cartouche showing a lion bearing a sword defeating Turkish and other invaders. A bit of misfolding and minor paper breaks at the centerfold and one small area of loss of image at the centerfold, but generally a nice example. Normally a $600.00 map. Zackarakis 1949.
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