München, die weitberühmt, praechtig und wohl fortificirte Chur-Fürstl. Haupt u....

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured city plan of Munich, Bavaria. Printed in Augsburg by M. Seutter circa 1730.

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Large, old coloured engraved plan of the city of Munich by Matthäus Seutter. With city fortification and determination of individual buildings, as well as detailed key. Left with a small inset view of Nymphenburg Castle. In the lower third the panorama of the city Die Churfürstliche Haupt und Residentz Stadt München, wie solche von Mitternacht gegen Mittag anzusehen ist. Early edition, still without the privilege.

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CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleMünchen, die weitberühmt, praechtig und wohl fortificirte Chur-Fürstl. Haupt u. Residenz Stadt des Herzogthums Bayern.
Publisher, YearM. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1730
Plate Size49.2 x 57.0 cm (19.4 x 22.4 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 63.2 cm (20.9 x 24.9 inches)
ReferenceFauser, A.: Repertorium älterer Topographie, No. 9293; Sandler, C.: Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757) und seine Landkarten, No. 327

Condition

Wide margin. 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: München, die weitberühmt, praechtig und wohl fortificirte Chur-Fürstl. Haupt u. Residenz Stadt des Herzogthums Bayern..
Old coloured city plan of Munich, Bavaria. Printed in Augsburg by M. Seutter circa 1730.

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