Insula Corsica, olim Regni Titulo Insignis, nunc Genuensis Reipublicae potestati subjecta, juxta recentissimam designationem mappa Geographica aeri incise per Matthaeum Seutter, Sac. Caes. Et Reg. Cathol. Majest. Geographum. Aug.
|Title||Insula Corsica, olim Regni Titulo Insignis, nunc Genuensis Reipublicae potestati subjecta, juxta recentissimam designationem mappa Geographica aeri incise per Matthaeum Seutter, Sac. Caes. Et Reg. Cathol. Majest. Geographum. Aug. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/Corsica_912_At651.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||c.a. 1740 |
|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.|
Includes compass rose in lower right above scale.
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in upper left corner:
"Insula Corsia, olim Regni Titulo Insignis, nunc Genuensis Reipublicae potestati subjecta, juxta recentissimam designationem mappa Geographica aeri incise per Matthaeum Seutter, Sac. Caes. Et Reg. Cathol. Majest. Geographum. Aug."
Printed beneath the cartouche:
"Cum Gratia et Privil. S. R. I. Vicariatus, in partibus Rheni, Sveviae, et Juris Franconici."
Written in ink in upper left corner:
Written in red pencil in upper right corner:
Printed in lower right corner is a scale comparing Italian miles, French leagues, Genovese miles and common sea leagues.
Printed in upper right corner is a description in Latin of Corsica:
"Corsica Insula Maris Mediterranei sive interni proprie…..
Depicts the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. Labels the sea to the north as "Mare Di Genoua Lingusticum." Shows mountains, rivers, pictorial cities, and forests. Surrounding the title cartouche is an image of Neptune emerging from the water. In the lower left corner are two shields, one decorated with a cross.
Scale: c.a. 1:415, 000.
|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, "Dictionary of Mapmakers" 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)||Corsica--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP069 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. Atlas 912 At651 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||57 x 49 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Has binder's guard. Library stamp on verso with number 688003. Call number for atlas written on verso in pencil. |
|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. |