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Early 18th Century Mattheus Seutter Hand Colored Engraved Map of Paris Region of France

A Mattheus Seutter (1671-1757) hand colored engraved map titled “Carte De La Prevoste Et Vicomte De Paris, Augsburg, 1734”. This is a historic hand colored copperplate engraving from the 18th Century.  Rare map is matted and housed in simple wood frame under glass. Measures  27.5″ x 30″ | Map is in excellent condition for age and use.

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  • A Mattheus Seutter (1671-1757) hand colored engraved map titled “Carte De La Prevoste Et Vicomte De Paris, Augsburg, 1734” – Translated “Map Of The Prevoste And Vicomte Of Paris, Augsburg, 1734”. This is a historic hand colored copperplate engraving from the 18th Century, Printed in Augsburg circa 1734. Very detailed and accurate engraving, showing hundreds of place names, villages and rivers in region surrounding Paris, France.  With an aesthetic title cartouche. The Rare map is matted and housed in a wood frame under glass. Measures  27.5″ x 30″ | Map is in very good condition for age and use, with some foxing and staining customary for maps of this age.

    Georg Matthäus Seutter (also Matthias Seutter; 1678-1757) was one of the most important and prolific German map publishers of the 18th century. Seutter started his career as an apprentice brewer. Apparently uninspired by the beer business, Seutter left his apprenticeship and moved to Nuremberg where he apprenticed as an engraver under the tutelage of the prominent J. B. Homann. Sometime in the early 18th century Seutter left Homann to establish his own independent cartographic publishing firm in Augsburg. Though he struggled in the early years of his independence, Seutter’s engraving skill and commitment to diversified map production eventually gained him a substantial following. Most of Seutter’s maps were heavily based upon, if not copies of, earlier work done by the Homann and Delisle firms.

    By 1732 Seutter was one of the most prolific publishers of his time and was honored by the German Emperor Charles VI with the title of “Imperial Geographer”. Seutter continued to publish until his death, at the height of his career, in 1757. The Seutter firm continued under Seutter’s wastrel son Albrecht Carl until his death in 1762. Following Albrecht’s death, the firm was divided between the established Probst firm and the emerging firm of Tobias Conrad Lotter. Lotter, Matthäus Seutter’s son in law, was a master engraver and worked on behalf of the Seutter firm. Lotter would eventually become one of the most prominent cartographers of his day.

    Full Title Translation:  “Map of the prevost and viscount of Paris, drawn up on a large number of particular memories subject to the Observations of the Academy of Sciences”

     

  • Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    27.5"

    Width

    30"

    Depth

    1"

    Weight

    10lb.

    Height

    27.5"

    Width

    30"

    Depth

    1"

    Artist / Maker

    Mattheus Seutter

    Date

    18th Century

    Frame

    Yes

    Kind

    Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts, Collectibles, Maps, Memorabilia

    Medium

    Engraving

    Origin

    Germany

    Other

    Framed

    Size

    M (up to 30 in.)

    Support

    Paper

    Title

    Carte De La Prevoste Et Vicomte De Paris