Georg Matthias Seutter, Planisphaerium Coeleste,
Augsburg, ca. 1741-1760.
Seutter (1678-09-20 - 1757-03-16) was an apprentice
Johann Baptiste Homann. In 1707 he established his own business in
Augsburg. After dedicating his large atlas to Karl VI, Seutter was
awarded the title of "Kaiserlicher Geograph".
On October 11,
2005 I was in Vienna at
Antiquariat Bücher Ernst
at 84, Gumpendorferstreet, where
I found a copy of his 'Planisphaerium
Coeleste'. As far as I know, there a two printings of this map. This is
a copy of the second printing.
At the lower bottom of the map the following text is imprinted:
"Cum Gratia et Priv. S.R.I. Vicar in part Rheni, Svev. et Juris
This privilege was granted to Seutter on July 31st of 1741,
the regency court (Reichsvikariatsgerichtshof) in Augsburg,
so this map must be dated afterwards.
I'm still trying to get more information on this map. Anyone who has
information on it, please drop me an
Bernard le Bouvier de Fontenelle, Oevres de
Monsieur de Fontenell, des Académies, Françoise, des Sciences, & des
Belles-Lettres, & de la Société Royale de Londres,
tome II, 1742.
Map of the Universe showing many
stars having planets - our Solar System is placed in the middle of the
Noel Antoine Pluche & Jean Baptist de Freval,
Le Spectacle de la
Nature, tome IV, ca. 1743.
One of four maps
showing a part of the southern hemisphere.
In 2005 I acquired an second edition English translation
of 'tome IV' published in 1739. It is called:
de la Nature:
B E I N G
On such P A R T I C U L A R S of
As were thought most proper
TO E X C I T E the
A N D
F O R M the Minds of Y O U T H,
C O N T A I N I N G
What belongs to the H E A V E N S,
and the Relations
of the several Parts of the U N I V E R S E with
of M A N.
Whom am I to argue such a