Despriptio Geographica Praefecturarum Doelitsch, Bitterfeld, Zoerbig

George Matthäus Seutter (*1678 - 1757)
Old coloured map of Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt. Printed in Augsburg by G. M. Seutter circa 1730.

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Antique map of Delitzsch, Bitterfeld and Zörbig by G. M. Seutter. With Raghun in the north to Strehla near Radefeld in the south, from Löbejun in the west to Schnaditz in the east. Very detailed with depictions of churches, post offices, mills, bridges and roads. Top left a beautiful title cartouche, below a key.


CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleDespriptio Geographica Praefecturarum Doelitsch, Bitterfeld, Zoerbig
Publisher, YearG. M. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1730
Plate Size50.2 x 58.0 cm (19.8 x 22.8 inches)
Sheet Size56.5 x 70.2 cm (22.2 x 27.6 inches)


Some staining, two small tears in the centrefold backed.


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: Despriptio Geographica Praefecturarum Doelitsch, Bitterfeld, Zoerbig.
Old coloured map of Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt. Printed in Augsburg by G. M. Seutter circa 1730.

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