Attractive map of Southern Italy, Kingdom of Naples with two cartouches.

The title carouche with heraldic shields and the large distance bar cartouche with puuti and an erupting Vesuvius.

Covers the area from just south of Rome focusing on the Kingdom of Naples, and the northern portion of Sicily shown at the toe of Italy. The region is divided into provinces and includes, as noted by the key in the lower left corner.

Reinforcement on back of right part of centrefold Invisible from front.

Excellent original hand colour

Very Good condition

code : M4815

Cartographer : SEUTTER Family

Date : 1730 Augsberg

Size : 58*50 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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Besides the Homanns, the other great German publishers of the eighteenth century were the Seutter family. Mattheus Seutter the elder (1678-1757) was apprenticed to Johann Baptist Homann in 1697 in Nuremberg, but left to settle in Augsburg where he established his own business publishing atlases, including the "Atlas Geographicus" (1725) and "Grosser Atlas" (circa 1735). Seutter's style was heavily influenced by Homann, with distinctive similarities appearing in his maps. He was joined in the business by his son, Albrecht (1722-1762), who continued the firm in partnership with Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) on his father's death.