Decorative plan of Rome by Seutter, one of the most prolific printers of town plans in Germany during the 18th Century.
The plan includes ichnographic representations of a number of the major buildings and structures of ancient and modern Rome, along with 7 inset views, 14 smaller cartouches and 2 elaborate allegorical cartouches.
The view is relatively scarce, this being the first example we have offered for sale in 18 years.
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