Africa Iuxta Navigationes Et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta Et In Sua Regna Et Status Divisa
|Title||Africa Iuxta Navigationes Et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta Et In Sua Regna Et Status Divisa |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/AfricaIuxta.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1735? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Nuremberg |
|Original Source||Seutter, Matthaeus. "Atlantis Geographicus Maior, " [Grosser Atlas]. Pts. 1 and 2. Nuremberg: Homann Erben, 1734-1781? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Includes compass rose off the west coast.
Printed in cartouche in lower left corner:
"Africa Iuxta Navigationes Et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta Et In Sua Regna Et Status Divisa, In Lucem Edita A Matth. Seuttero, S. Caes. Maj. Geographo Aug."
Printed above cartouche in ocean is a note about the geography of the map:
"Spectatori Curioso. Si qui mirabuntur, quod praesens Mappa cum hactenus editis non conveniat, illi certi sint, tabulam hanc ad Schema novissimum quod Max Rev. Pater Henr. Scherer S. T. juscta accuratas relationes P. P. Missio nariorum in illustri opera Geographico exhibuit, adornatam et praesertim fluminis Nili, in atrum et album distincti, cursum autori tate ejus ita praesiguratum esse."
Printed in bottom edge on right:
"Cum Gratia et Privil. S. R. I. Vicari atg. In partibg. Rheni. Sueviae et Juris Franconici."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
"97 [crossed out] 88."
Written in pencil in upper right corner:
Depicts Africa divided into several major regions including "Barbaria, " "Biledulgerid, " "Egyptus, " "Madagascar, " "Zanguebar, " "Abissiniae, " "Nubia Regnum, " "Biafarae Regn, " "Monomotapae, " "Monoemugiimp, " "Guinea, " "Nigritarum, " "Saara" or Sahara. Also depicts the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, part of southern Europe, and the Arabian Peninsula. Detailed place names are more apparent on the northern, western and southern coasts. This map refers to many mythical areas and shows the source of the Nile as two lakes, following Ptolemy's model. Depicts mountains, some towns, and major bodies of water including rivers. The title cartouche is surrounded by illustrations of African natives, pyramids, a monkey, a lion, snakes, a crocodile and elephant tusks. In the distance, a ship and a lighthouse are visible. A dragon is perched atop the cartouche.
Prime Meridian: Teneriffe.
Scale: 1:19, 600, 000.
[West 28 degrees - East 55 degrees / North 40 degrees - South 37 degrees].
|Contextual Notes||Georg Mathaus Seutter (1678-1756) was a map publisher and cartographer from Nuremberg who set up shop in Augsburg. After an apprenticeship with J. B. Homann in 1697, he began working in Augsburg and was eventually appointed Geographer to Imperial Court. Throughout his lifetime, he competed with his old mentor and worked closely with his son-in-law to put out a collection of town plans. His works include "Atlas Germanicus" (c. 1720), "Atlas Geographicus" (1725), "Atlas Novus" (1728), "Grosser Atlas" (c. 1735), "Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis" (c. 1741), and "Atlas Minor" (1744). After his death, his son, Albrecht Karl, continued the business (Moreland and Bannister, 87-8; Tooley, 557).|
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Africa - Maps -Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP054 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. Atlas 912 At651 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||49 x 57 cm. |
|Condition||Two brown stains, one in upper right corner and one on top left border. Foxing throughout. Frayed along bottom edge. Has binder's guard. Some color has bled through to verso. Has stamp for University of Washington Library on verso. Piece of tape on verso on right edge. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Tooley, "Guide to Maps of Africa" 110. Yale University Library. |