MAPPA GEOGRAPHICA REGNI BRASILIAE
Large attractive map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery, natives and agricultural bounty of the region.
Map has been repaired on centrefold with some manuscript (hence good price) otherwise a large attractive map in good condition
code : M3870
Cartographer : SEUTTER Family
Date : 1740 Augsberg
Size : 49*55 cms
availability : Available
Price : £175
Besides the Homanns, the other great German publishers of the eighteenth century were the Seutter family. Mattheus Seutter the elder (1678-1757) was apprenticed to Johann Baptist Homann in 1697 in Nuremberg, but left to settle in Augsburg where he established his own business publishing atlases, including the "Atlas Geographicus" (1725) and "Grosser Atlas" (circa 1735). Seutter's style was heavily influenced by Homann, with distinctive similarities appearing in his maps. He was joined in the business by his son, Albrecht (1722-1762), who continued the firm in partnership with Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) on his father's death.