Matthias Seutter (1678 – 1757) served as an apprentice to mapmaker J. B. Homann in the early 18th century. He established his own business as cartographer and publisher of maps and globes in Vienna and later in Augsburg. He was named Geographer to the Imperial Court and after dedicating his large atlas to Karl VI, Seutter was awarded the title of “Kaiserlicher Geograph”.
Attractive as Homann’s maps, Seutter’s work is noteworthy for its minute detail, color and large decorative cartouches. His greatest works were thought to be the Atlas Novus (1728 – 1745) and the Grosser Atlas (c. 1735).