ABOUT GEORGE MATTHAUS SEUTTER

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George Matthaus Seutter

1678-1757

George Matthaus Seutter the elder was one of the most important and prolific German map publishers of the 18th century. He was born in Augsburg and in 1697 left for Nuremberg, where he served as an apprentice to the renowned cartographer and engraver Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724). Somewhere around 1707, Seutter returned to Augsburge, where he eventually set up his own publication business, selling maps, atlases and globes. It would come to rival that of his former teacher. In 1731, Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. Many of Seutter's maps have elaborate, decorate cartouches.

Following his demise, Seutter's firm was taken over by his son, Albrecht Carl Seutter (1722-1762), and then his son-in law, Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777). 

 

WORKS BY SEUTTER GEORGE MATTHAUS