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Coppenhagen die Königl. Dänische Haupt und Residentz Stadt, in Grund Riß heraus gegeben u. verlegt von Matth. Seutter,…

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Article ID EUS3867
Artist Seutter (1678-1757)
Matthias Seutter (1678- 1757) Augsburg was the son of a goldsmith in Augsburg. In 1697, Seutter began his studies in Nuremberg and subsequently worked in the publishing house of Jeremias Wolff in Augsburg. In 1710, he established his own publishing house and print shop. The Seutter publishing house produced a great number of maps, atlases, and globes. However, very few original maps were printed there, as Augsburg at that time had no university and no connection to the fields of mathematics or the natural sciences. Seutter therefore copied the work of other cartographers, making his own engravings based on their models. Over 500 maps were produced in his studio. Seutter's most well-known works are the 1725 "Geographical Atlas or an Accurate Depiction of the Whole World" ("Atlas Geographicus oder Accurate Vorstellung der ganzen Welt") with 46 maps, the 1734 "Large Atlas" ("Grosser Atlas") with 131 maps, and the 1744 pocket atlas "Small Atlas" ("Atlas minor") with 64 maps. Matthäus Seutter died in 1757. Seutter's son Albrecht Karl, his son-in-law Conrad Tobias Lotter, and his business partner Johann Michael Probst ran the printing business for five more years.
Title Coppenhagen die Königl. Dänische Haupt und Residentz Stadt, in Grund Riß heraus gegeben u. verlegt von Matth. Seutter,…
Year ca. 1730
Description Xity map and total view of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen (Latin: Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment.  
Place of Publication Augsburg
Dimensions (cm)50 x 57,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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