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Antique Maps from Matthäus Seutter's
Atlas Minor

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Maps drawn by Georg Matthäus and Albrecht Carl Seutter. From Atlas Minor. Augsburg: G.M. Seutter, 1744. Maps ca. 8 x 10" (19.5 x 25.9 cm). Engravings by T.C. Lotter. Full original color, with uncolored cartouches as issued.

A series of beautiful maps of all parts of the world. Georg Matthäus Seutter was one of the most important of the German cartographers, being appointed as the Geographer to the Imperial Court. His son, Albrecht Carl, joined Matthäus and eventually inherited the business. The maps from this atlas were drawn by the two Seutters and were engraved by Tobias C. Lotter, who later took over the business from Albrecht. These maps, typically of German output, are highly detailed and engraved with a bold hand. Equally strong is the original hand color in the body of the map. The cartouches were left uncolored in order to emphasize the elaborately detailed illustrations for which German maps are especially prized. These are some of the most decorative and interesting maps of the mid-eighteenth century.

As issued, all maps with narrow margins and in very good condition, except as noted. Some maps issued trimmed to neatline and mounted on separate sheet, for inclusion in atlas. Some maps with small worm holes; these are not noticeable and if anything add some 'historic' charm to the maps. All maps with vibrant color, good impressions, and very attractive.


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Seutter Atlas Minor: Europe