PORTUGALLIAE ET ARGABIAE REGNA
Ver attractive map of Portugal with her colony, Brazil,in South America in a beautiful composition. The map is filled with impressive detail of Portugal with mountains, forests, rivers, roads, cities, fortifications, and villages all carefully located. However, it is the addition of a large inset of Brazil showing the Capitanias that makes the map outstanding. The exquisite title cartouche fills the remaining area above the inset with Neptune, a queen, cherubs, coats of arms and the Portuguese fleet.
Repair top right and small spot otherwise very good condition.
From Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Verstellung der Ganzew Welt…
code : M2874
Cartographer : SEUTTER Family
Date : 1725 Augsberg
Size : 50*57 cms
availability : Available
Price : £350
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.