Lacus Bodamicus vel Acronius cum regionibus circumjacentibus recens delineatus a...

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured map of the Bodensee, Lake of Constance, Baden-Württemberg. Printed in Augsburg by M. Seutter circa 1720.

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Old colored engraved map of the Lake Constance by Matthew Seutter. Probably the most detailed map of the Lake Constance region in the 18th Century. The now rare map shows the administrative districts of the time, as well as cities, villages, forests, castles, lakes and small rivers. Decorated with a large allegoric title cartouche, a compass rose and a mileage scale.

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CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleLacus Bodamicus vel Acronius cum regionibus circumjacentibus recens delineatus a Matthaeo Seuttero, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geogr. Aug. Vindel.
Publisher, YearM. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.3 x 56.3 cm (19.0 x 22.2 inches)
Sheet Size54.5 x 64.7 cm (21.5 x 25.5 inches)

Condition

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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George Matthäus Seutter: Lacus Bodamicus vel Acronius cum regionibus circumjacentibus recens delineatus a Matthaeo Seuttero, Sac. Caes. Maj. Geogr.....
Old coloured map of the Bodensee, Lake of Constance, Baden-Württemberg. Printed in Augsburg by M. Seutter circa 1720.

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