India Orientalis, Cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita Per Matthaeum Seutter, S. C. M. Geogr. August.
|Title||India Orientalis, Cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita Per Matthaeum Seutter, S. C. M. Geogr. August. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/IndiaOrientalis.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1740? |
|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 in the Bay of Bengal.
Has strong rhumb lines.
Printed in cartouche in lower left corner:
"India Orientalis, Cum Adjacentibus Insulis Nova Delineatione ob oculos posita Per Matthaeum Seutter, S.C.M. Geogr. August."
Printed in lower right corner is a scale comparing German miles to Gallic miles.
Printed above scale in lower right corner:
"Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. VIcariatus, in partibus Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
"93 [crossed out] 84."
Written in pencil in upper right corner:
Depicts India, the Maldives, "Indostan, " Nepal, "Gangem, " "Tibet, " China as "Sinae, " Korea, Japan, Thailand as "Siam, " Cambodia, Australia as "Nova Hollandia, " Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka as "Ceylon, " and the islands of the Philippines and Indonesia including Sumatra, Jaba, Borneo, "Celebes, " Mindanao, "Luconia, " and "Paragoa." Shows many other islands throughout South Pacific Ocean. Of note, the mythical body of water, Lake Chiang Mai or "Chiamay Lacus" is shown in Gangem as the source of five rivers including "Menam, " "Ava" and "Cosmin" Rivers. Shows a large mountain labeled in "Kan Duana Regn." as "Consagni Mons Lepidus." Also noteworthy, Papua New Guinea is shown as connected to Australia. Pictorial forests and towns are depicted throughout. On the lower left side of the title cartouche is a detailed image of men kneeling in worship before the sun, drawn with a pyramid in its center. Cherubs are shown flying above them. Tropical birds, a monkey and other creatures sit atop the cartouche. On the right side of the cartouche is an image of natives making offerings to the God Neptune and others. Three sailing ships in the water can be seen in the distance.
Scale: 1:14, 400, 000.
[East 95 degrees - East 170 degrees / North 37 degrees - South 26 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).|
Maps of southeast Asia during this period were generally based on explorers' accounts and maps as well as cartographic speculation from previous centuries. For instance, reports of modern-day Taiwan repeatedly appeared in sailors' accounts as a site of shipwrecks. The legendary Lake Chiang Mai frequently appears in China as the source of several major rivers (Suárez, 165-9).
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Suárez, Thomas. "Early Mapping of Southeast Asia." Singapore: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., 1999.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Historical Illustrated Scene
|Location Depicted||Asia, Southeast|
|Subjects (LCSH)||India-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Southeast Asia-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Oceania-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP055 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. Atlas 912 At651 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||48 x 56 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Foxing throughout. Frayed along top edge. Has binder's guard. Slight darkening along centerfold. Some color has bled through to verso. Has stamp for University of Washington Library on verso. |
|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||State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Library. State Library of Western Australia. |