Nova Designatio Insulae Jamaicae ex Antillanis Americae Septentrion

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured map of Jamaica. Printed in Augsburg circa 1730.

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Beautiful map of the Caribbean Island of Jamaica by M. Seutter. With an extremely decorative cartouche. Top right a description of the island in Latin.

Details

CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleNova Designatio Insulae Jamaicae ex Antillanis Americae Septentrion
Publisher, YearAugsburg, circa 1730
Plate Size49.2 x 56.2 cm (19.4 x 22.1 inches)
Sheet Size52.2 x 60.5 cm (20.6 x 23.8 inches)
ReferenceKapp, K.S.: The Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825. Map Collectors Circle (No. 42). No. 56

Condition

Several small wormholes, slightly browned overall. Very good condition.

Cartographer

George Matthaus Seutter, a German publisher, cartographer and engraver from Augsburg, was born 1678 as the son of a goldsmith. After an apprenticeship at J. B. Homann in Nuremberg, he returned to his native city of Augsburg and worked in the publishing firm of Jeremiah Wolf. In 1707 he founded his own successful publishing company and produced maps, atlases and globes. Seutter died in 1757. The company went over to his son Albrecht Carl and his stepsons G. B. Probst and T. C. Lotter in after his death in 1757. The latter being regarded as his true successor. According to C. Sandler, following atlases have been published by Seutter:


- Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der Ganzen Welt, 1725
- Atlas Compendiosus oder die ganze Welt in den nothwendigsten Geographischen Charten
- Atlas Compendiosus Scholasticus
- Atlas Novus Indicubus Instructus, 1728
- Grosser Atlas, 1734
- Atlas Minor, 1744

Beside the atlases, Seutter produced a pair of 20 cm table globes during his early days.

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Old coloured map of Jamaica. Printed in Augsburg circa 1730.

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