Lipsia ... - Leipzig, eine florisante, auch befestigte Handels- Stadt und weitberühmte...

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

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Large, old coloured town plan of the city of Leipzig by Matthäus Seutter. With fortification and important buildings. To the right the coat of arms of Leipzig. To the lower third a panoramic view of the city, flanked by two allegorical scenes symbolizing science and art as well as prosperity and trade.

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CartographerGeorge Matthäus Seutter
TitleLipsia ... - Leipzig, eine florisante, auch befestigte Handels- Stadt und weitberühmte Universitaet in dem Ober-Saexischen Craiß
Publisher, YearM. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1730
Plate Size46.1 x 57.3 cm (18.1 x 22.6 inches)
Sheet Size51.5 x 60.0 cm (20.3 x 23.6 inches)
ReferenceFauser, A.: Repertorium älterer Topographie, No. 7472; Sandler, C.: Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757) und seine Landkarten, No. 310

Condition

Minor staining in margins. 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: Lipsia ... - Leipzig, eine florisante, auch befestigte Handels- Stadt und weitberühmte Universitaet in dem Ober-Saexischen....
Old coloured city plan of Leipzig, Saxony. Printed in Augsburg by M. Seutter circa 1730.

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