Imperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentissimas Navigationes accurate delineation Geographica studio et sumtibus
|Title||Imperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentissimas Navigationes accurate delineation Geographica studio et sumtibus |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/ImperiiMagniMogolis.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Engraver||Seutter, Albrecht Carl, 1722-1762|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1750? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Augsburg |
|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.
Printed in cartouche in lower left corner:
"Imperii Magni Mogolis sive Indici Padschach, juxta recentissimas Navigationes accurate delineation Geographica studio et sumtibus Matth. Seutteri, S. Caes. Et Reg. Cathol. Maj. Geogr. et Chalcogr. Aug. V."
Printed at the bottom of the illustration in lower left border:
"Albrecht Carl Seutter Sculps."
Printed in the lower right bottom border:
"Cum Gratia et Privil. S.R.I. Vicariatus in part. Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici."
Printed in upper left corner is a scale comparing German and Gallic common miles.
Written in upper right in ink:
"92 [crossed out] 83."
Written in pencil in upper right corner:
Shows most of present day India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bengladesh and part of Tibet. Different areas are labeled including Cambaya, Chitor, Decan, Orixa, Malvay, Bengala, Regni D'Arracan, Rahia Ranas, Bando, Delly, Bacar, Sambal ou Do-ab, Patna, Mevat, Fanduana, Pitan, Gor, Siba, Dankisch, Naugracut, Cassimere, Multan, Buckor, Tatta, and Cabul. The Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, the Ganges, part of Persia, and part of China are also depicted. Of note, in China the mythical lake of Chiam is shown with several rivers flowing out of it including the Caor, the Cosmin, the River of Pegu, the Ava and the Menan. In the Bay of Bengal is an illustration of two sailing ships. Surrounding the title cartouche in the lower left are mythical figures and gods including Neptune and Hermes. In the upper left is an image of cherubim with treasure and tropical birds.
|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).Source(s):
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.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
Historical Illustrated Scene
|Location Depicted||Asia, South|
|Subjects (LCSH)||India-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Pakistan--Maps--Early works to 1800.; Afghanistan--Maps--Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP058 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. Atlas 912 At651 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||50 x 58 cm. |
|Condition||Missing piece in lower right corner. Repaired in lower right corner with tape. Some foxing throughout. Slight darkening along centerfold. University of Washington Library stamp on verso with number 688003 written beneath it. |
|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. |