|Title||Reipublicae Genuensis Dominium cum inclytae istius Urbis et Portus insignioribus Prospectibus Geographica et Topographica Synopsi repraesentatum per Matth. Seutter, S. C. M. Geogr. Aug. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/Genoa_912_At651.html |
|Cartographer||Seutter, Matthaeus, 1678-1756|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||ca. 1730 |
|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 center:
"Reipublicae Genuensis Dominium cum inclytae istius Urbis et Portus insignioribus Prospectibus Geographica et Topographica Synopsi repraesentatum per Matth. Seutter, S. C. M. Geogr. Aug."
Printed beneath cartouche:
Cum Gratia et Privil. S. R. I. Vicariatus in partibg. Rheni Sveviae, et Juris Franconici."
Printed on right and left borders next to illustration surrounding cartouche are scales for Italian miles and German miles.
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Written in red pencil in upper right corner:
Depicts the province of Genoa in northern Italy and the surrounding region. Printed in center of bottom is a large bird's-eye view of the city of Genoa showing ships in the harbor. A panel on the left depicts the textile and weaving industry. Beneath the illustration of the city is a key labeling different buildings and places within the city. Surrounding the title cartouche in the center of the map is a scene featuring cherubim and two classical figures including the god of the sea Neptune.
|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|
Historical Illustrated Scene
Bird's Eye View
|Subjects (LCSH)||Genoa--Maps-Early works to 1800.; Italy (northern)-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP076 |
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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||Browning around edges. Darkening along centerfold. Worn along areas of centerfold so that text has become slightly illegible. Pieces missing from left edge and top left. Top left edge and bottom left edge repaired with tape on verso. Foxing evident throughout. Has binder's guard. Library stamp on verso with number 688003. |
|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. |