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Balearic Islands, anno 1760, Seutter/Lotter Lotter T.C.: Carte des Iles de Maiorque, Minorque et d´Yvice. 1760 Southern Europe / Spain / Balearic Islands Südeuropa / Spanien / Balearen Size of the leaf: 55x66 cm., little brownish. A rare map of the Balearic Islands with the Port of Mahon in Menorca and smaller inset map of map of the western Mediterranean with Gibraltar. North Africa is shown under the name "Barbary". The top left has an unusually designed title cartouche accompanied with two eagles and a coat of arms and unusual plants. Directly under this cartouche is a mileage scale. In the Mediterranean Sea is a wind rose. The prime meridian is the French standard centered on Paris. Below the map is information on the three islands. In this text Seutter makes reference to the information from Bellin. Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) was an apprentice to cartographer Johann Homann whom he would later directly compete with from his business based in Augsburg. He became the Imperial geographer to Karl IV in 1731. The business also have an office in Venice and made celestial globes. His son in law Tobias Conrad Lotter continued the business after his death.----Here the Lotter edition.--------- Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Early World Press, 2004, p150
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