Decorative regional map of Italy, hand colored by region, with a full color cartouche. The map is centered on Milan and extends to Modena, Parma, Reggio, Mirandola, Mantova, Verona, Trient, Lago Di Garda, Lago Di Como, Chiavena, Laggo Maggiore, Beilla, Chivazzo, Cherasco Mondovi and Finale. A portion of the Italian Mediterranean, centered on Genoa, is alos covered. A bit of misfolding at the centerfold and some minor loss near the top at the centerfold, which has been restored in manuscript.
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