Seutter and Lotter, “Palaestina accurate description geographia…”, Augsburg 1740
Matthias Seutter (1678-1757)
Printed by Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777)
“Palaestina accurate description geographia…”
Copper-plate engraving with Original Hand Color
23 ½’ x 20 1/8’
Scarce map of the Holy Land, with a large elaborate allegorical cartouche.
The map is based upon an earlier map by G. Eichler. Inset: Map of the wandering of the Israelites. Engraved by T.C. Lotter.
The Holy Land is divided into the regions of the 12 tribes and notes towns, roads, mountains, rivers, etc, based upon biblical teachings. The first time we have ever seen this map. No auction records or dealer catalogue records could be located.
Georg Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757) was a prominent German mapmaker in the mid-eighteenth century. Initially appreciated to a brewer, he trained as an engraver under Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremburg before setting up shop in his native Augsburg. In 1727 he was granted the title Imperial Geographer. His most famous works is Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae, published in two volumes ca. 1730, although the majority of his maps are based on earlier work by other cartographers like the Homanns, Delisles, and de Fer.