Nova Mappa Maris Nigri et Freti Constantinopolitani

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured map of Constantinople, Black Sea. Printed in Augsburg circa 1741.

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Original hand coloured copper engraving of Matthaeus Seutter. Showing the Black Sea, Crimea and Bosporus. With large inset map Istanbul / Constantinople and the Bosporus.


CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleNova Mappa Maris Nigri et Freti Constantinopolitani
Publisher, YearAugsburg, circa 1741
Plate Size49.4 x 57.8 cm (19.4 x 22.8 inches)


Waterstained in margin, tears in centrefold margin backed, upper corners torn off. Still fine condition of the picture area.


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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