"Seutter first published his Atlas Geographicus in 1720 and added to the contents in subsequent editions under the title Atlas Novus" (Shirley)
With engraved frontispiece, engraved title and 19 double-page maps, all in full contemporary coloring, cartouches uncolored. All maps still without privilege and without Seutter's title of an imperial geographer. The sequence of maps corresponds exactly to the loose enclosed later index, while the publisher's directory at the end of the instructions does not yet list a Switzerland map.
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