Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii hactenus maximam partem nobis non satis cogniti ac...

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured map of the Caspian Sea, Russia. Printed in Augsburg circa 1740.

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Original hand coloured copper engraving of Matthaeus Seutter. Showing the Caspian Sea (Каспийское море) with the large Volga Delta in east orientation. Main towns / countries around the Caspian Sea: Baky / Baku in Aserbaidschan, Astrakhan / Astrakhanskaya of Russia, Kasachstan, Turkmenistan and Ardebil in Iran. Also the major trading ports and roads are described.

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CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleNova et accuratissima Maris Caspii hactenus maximam partem nobis non satis cogniti ac Regionum adjacentium delineat jussu invictissimi Principis Petri Alexii Filii magni Russorum Imper ingenti labore et max. sumptibus perfecta et ex Autograph. in...
Publisher, YearAugsburg, circa 1740
Plate Size49.3 x 57.7 cm (19.4 x 22.7 inches)

Condition

Waterstained in lower margin, upper corners torn off. Picture area is not affected. Strong and good impression.

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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George Matthäus Seutter: Nova et accuratissima Maris Caspii hactenus maximam partem nobis non satis cogniti ac Regionum adjacentium delineat jussu....
Old coloured map of the Caspian Sea, Russia. Printed in Augsburg circa 1740.

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