Decorative plan and city view of Vienna, published by Seutter.
This attractive map depicts the fortified city nestled at the junction of the Wien and Danube Rivers. Farms, buildings and forests are shown in very good detail in the surrounding region.
A profile view at bottom identifies numerous important buildings and is decorated by the city's seal and coat of arms.
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