Richly embellished map of the Holy Land, based on Sanson's map.
The kingdom's of Israel and Juday bisect the region, which is divided into 12 tribes. Special symbols identify the cities of kings and preists and the ancient cities of refuge. The mountains, rivers and streams surround Canaan are named. The Sea of Galilee is linked to the Mediterranean. The cartouche was engraved by Gottfried Rogg. A second smaller cartouche includes a map of the exodus from Egypt.
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