Augsburg: Seutter, Matthaus.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.25" x 22.25". Page measures 20.75" x 24".
Beautiful double hemisphere celestial map of the Northern and Southern skies with allegorical constellations. Surrounded by seven diagrams. Day and night on earth in the upper left, the monthly orbit of the moon around the earth, how the moon is seen from earth, and planet theories. Some wear at center fold, and with some staining and foxing. Some slight chips at corners and edges. Repair at center right margin does not effect image. "Pag. 2" written in ink at top center. Worm hole repairs lower left. Matthaus Seutter the Elder (1678-1757) was an engraver, globe maker and map publisher based in Augsburg. He apprenticed with J.B. Homann in Nuremberg. Seutter was awarded the title of Imperial Geographer by Karl VI in 1731. His son-in-law T.C. Lotter took over the business in 1758. A beautiful map.