With Credit To Spanish Historian Rodrigo Méndez Silva
Scarce map of the Iberian Peninsula, published by Seutter in Augsburg.
The present example is an early state, with a fine dark impression of the decorative cartouche.
The title references the work of Rodrigo Méndez Silva (1606–1670) a Spanish historian, genealogist, geographer and writer.
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