Stunning full color example of Seutter's map of Martinique. Includes a massive cartouche and vignette, 3 compass roses and rhumblines. Marvelous topographical detail within the island. One of the most decorative of all maps of Martinique and a map which rarely appears on the market. The map has been cleaned and remargined, but is is truly a gorgeous example.
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.
Alternative spellings: Matthias Seutter, Mathaus Seutter, Matthaeus Seutter, Mattheus Seutter