SEUTTER, Georg Matthaus (1678-1757). Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae. [Augsburg: Matthaus Seutter, ca 1740].

$ 22,000.00

SEUTTER, Georg Matthaus (1678-1757). Atlas Novus sive Tabulae Geographicae, Totius Orbis Faciem, Partes, Imperia, Regna et Provincias Exhibentes Exactissima Cura Iuxta Recentissimas Observation aeri Incisae et Venum Expositae. [Augsburg: Matthaus Seutter, ca 1740].

Folio (20 6/8 x 12 4/8 inches). 4 pages of introductory letterpress. Hand-coloured engraved allegorical frontispiece by Martin Gottfried Grophius (pale stain in to outer corner) and 49 original hand-coloured double-page engraved maps corresponding to the list on page [4] (last map of the Holy Land torn at outer lower corner with loss, some separations at folds). Contemporary limp calf with title stamped in blind cartouche on front cover (a bit worn at the edges).  

Provenance: early ownership inscription of J. F. Sturmius at the foot of the front free endpaper; the 20th-century library label of the Grolier Book Shop on the front paste-down.  

Enlarged edition, first published in 1728 with 16 maps. Including fine double-hemisphere maps of world and the heavens, Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Matthaus Seutter the elder first published his "Atlas Geographicus" in 1720 and added to the contents in subsequent editions under the title "Atlas Novus". He was succeeded in his business by his son Georg Mathaus Seutter, and after his death his son Albrecht Carl inherited, but died early in 1762. Matthaus' widow then sold the business to her sons-in-law Tobias Conrad Lotter and Johann Michael Probst, who eventually left it to M.A. Lotter Matthaus' grandson. cf. Shirley, British Isles T.SEU 1a-2a. Catalogued by Kate Hunter