Striking plan of Istanbul, with the Bosphorus in the foreground..
The plan includes a large detailed view of the City at the bottom, with a key locating 30 landmarks.
Fine old color example of Seutter's city plan and local views. Seutter engraved views of a number of the major European cities during the early 18th Century, which were added to his composite atlases.
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