C1730

Asia cum Omnibus Imperiis, Provinciis, Statibus et Accura Tissimas Correcta et Adornata Tissimas....

Large detailed, c.18th German map of Asia by Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756) decorated with an elaborate title cartouche at lower left, comprising oriental figures with a lion and elephant and another at top right, containing the title with allegorical representations of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Asia cum Omnibus Imperiis, Provinciis, Statibus et Accura Tissimas Correcta et Adornata Tissimas….

Date:

C1730

Condition:

Centrefold reinforced, top left and right sheet edge reinforced due to creasing, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

585mm 
x 500mm

Paper Size: 

585mm 
x 508mm
AUTHENTICITY
Asia cum Omnibus Imperiis, Provinciis, Statibus et Accura Tissimas Correcta et Adornata Tissimas.... - Antique Map from 1730

Genuine antique
dated:

1730

Description:

Large detailed, c.18th German map of Asia by Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756) decorated with an elaborate title cartouche at lower left, comprising oriental figures with a lion and elephant and another at top right, containing the title with allegorical representations of the continents.

The map includes the northern coast of Australia showing the first European discoveries made by the Dutch along the western side of the Gulf of Carpenteria.

Terra Yedso (Hokkaido) is represented here as a large landmass to the north of Japan (Honshu), with the two linked by a narrow causeway. A note states that Compagnie Land was discovered by Don Juan de Gama. One interesting feature of the map is the representation of Nova Zembla which, in contrast to most contemporary maps of Asia, is shown as a peninsula joined to the mainland. Witsen’s Caput Glaciale is also featured with a note stating that “it is not certain where it ends”. The “Novae Phillippinae Insulae”  are placed a little too far to the south of the Caroline Islands.

From, Seutter’s, Atlas novus : sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis faciem, partes, imperia, regna et provincias exhibentes, exactissima cura iuzta recentissimas observation.

Note this is the large format size of this map and not the much smaller one found in Seutter’s, Atlas Minor which is a quarter of the size.

References:
Sweet, M. Mapping the Continent of Asia. Singapore 1994.: 120.
Shirley, R. Maps in the Atlases of The British Library. London 2004: T.SEU-1a.


Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3423184

Matthaus Seutter (1678 - 1756)

Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756) Mapmaker, engraver and publisher of Augsburg. A pupil of Homann he set up on his account in 1707 & appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court.

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