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George Matthaeus Seutter

(1678- 1757)

Matthaeus Seutter was one of the most important of the German cartographers and publishers. Born in Augsburg, Seutter served an apprenticeship in Nuremberg with J.B.Homann since 1697. Later Seutter established his own map business in Augsburg and became a serious competitor to Homann. Seutter's and Homann's maps are often similar. These maps usually are richly decorated with figures, fauna, flora. Seutter was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court of Charles VI.

Seutter's business was firstly inherited by his son Albrecht Carl Seutter (1722-1762) and later by his son-in-law Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777).

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