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Stock# 58971
Description

Fine old color map and view of Barcelona and environs, published by Seutter in Augsburg.

At the top, a map-like view of the fortified town and harbor of Barcelona is shown, with a second set of walls on Montjuic (called Mont Juif on the map).

Below the main map is a finely engraved view of Barcelona from the Harbor, with Monte Serato in the background.

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