Finely engraved wind chart, surrounded by 35 wind heads and with the compass divided into 32 parts and text in six languages.
The wind heads are arranged in successive ages from young to old, and four large heads, blowing winds on the compass and seasons.
The corners are decorated with large allegorical representations of the four seasons.
Georg 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