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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.50
Object Name Map
Description George Matthaus Seutter
Africae magna pars...
Hand-colored engraving
Augsburg, ca. 1740

Map with colored elements by George Matthaus Seutter: North Africa, Southern Italy, Spain, and surrounding territories. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Roma" top right of map. Some mountain ranges, some small islands, some rivers, borders, roads, and some bodies of water, colored, some texture, some mountain ranges, some small islands, some rivers, and some bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Bicolored compass, top middle of map. Elaborate black and white title cartouche flanked with three people and an angel on top, bottom middle of map, two decorative black and white scale cartouches with text, bottom left and right of map, dedication text, bottom right of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow double line border, directional notations in Latin on each side, "Meridies" (South), bottom of map. "15" in brown ink, bottom middle outside of map. Surface of map scattered with foxing spots, small pinprick holes, left side outside of map.
Title Africae magna pars...
Date 1740-1749
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Seutter, George Matthaus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.875 W-23.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Germany/Augsburg
Subjects Africa