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Striking example of Seutter's map of Thuringia, Germany, published by Seutter and engraved by T.C. Lotter. in Augsburg.

The map is centered on Erfurt and shows the region drained by the Saale River.

Other cities on the map include Muhlhausen, Gotha, Weimar, Northausen, Mainungen, Schwartzburg, Weissenfels, Merseberg and Halle.

Matthaus Seutter Biography

Georg Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757) was a prominent German mapmaker in the mid-eighteenth century. Initially appreciated 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 works 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