Striking map of Central Italy, from Mantua, Cremona, Piacenza and Ferrara in the north to Roma in the South and including Ancona on the Ardiatic. Centered on Florence and Sienna. Manuscript notes in the margin and a bit or restoration to the margins (far from the printed image) and a bit of soiling and one minor fold slit, but generally a good example.
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