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Scarce map of a portion of the Holy Roman Empire, showing the regions of the Austrian Province of the Society of Jesus, published in Augsburg.

The main map provides an overview of the region, while emphasizing the rivers and roads within the provinces, coinciding with the details distance table at the top right.  Below the map, two table provide a comprehensive registry of the members and establishments under the Jesuit administration during the period, reflecting the extensive reach and organizational structure of the Society of Jesus within the Austrian domain.

At the bottom right, a smaller schematic map shows distances between important cities within the region.

The two tables serve as a synergetic index of the Society's leadership and infrastructure. The first table enumerates illustrious members of the Jesuit community, arranged by their notable positions such as rectors and prepositors, culminating with the esteemed Michael Angelus Tamburini as General of the Society. This listing provides a hierarchical snapshot, displaying the governance and esteemed personnel that steered the Jesuit's educational and spiritual undertakings.

The second table continues this theme, cataloging the prepositors and rectors assigned to various Jesuit institutions across the Austrian Province, including the adjacent Hungarian territories. It not only amplifies the reach of the Society across a vast geographical expanse but also signifies the Jesuits' commitment to their educational and missionary expansion during a time when the Counter-Reformation was a primary focus of the Catholic Church.

The map reflects the Jesuits’ significant influence in educational, missionary, and political spheres in Europe. The Jesuits were pivotal in the Counter-Reformation, establishing schools and universities and serving as confessors to kings.  

Matthaus Seutter Biography

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