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Georg Matthaus Seutter
World Map entitled "Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante" by Seutter

c. 1730

$4,000

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Original 18th-century world map hand-colored engraving by Georg Matthaus Seutter (1678-1757). This map has 14 hemispheric projections of all the continents and regions, blow heads, indicating climate zones, and the routes of the great explorers during the age of exploration. The map exemplifies the new world view of the eighteenth-century. Although the familiar twenty-four Classical wind-heads adorn the image, the map is really a collection of "scientific" perspectives of Earth. Around the large hemispheres of the Old and New Worlds, there are polar views, "oblique" views, and perspectives illustrating the sphericality of the Earth. The Earth is no longer a mysterious object, but is now quantifiable, progressively subject to the empirical gaze of mankind. George Matthäus Seutter learned the map publishing business as an apprentice to J. B. Homann of Nuremberg. In 1707, he moved to Augsburg where he established himself as Homann's main rival, becoming Geographer to the Imperial Court in 1715. Seutter copied many geographical details from his former protégé's maps, with their lavish decorative embellishments and iconography of 18th Century Roman Catholicism. By 1732 Seutter was one of the most prolific publishers of his time and was honored by the German Emperor Charles VI with the title of “Imperial Geographer”. Seutter continued to publish until his death, at the height of his career, in 1757. On verso are a number of sketches not related to the map, including: two perspectives of a village, with a stream flowing under a bridge; a mountain scene with a house, bridge, dam, and two rowers in a boat. There is also what appears to be a compass.

Details

  • Creator
    Georg Matthaus Seutter (1678 - 1757, German)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1730
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)Width: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Center folded, as issued.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5185002781

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