En 1732 Seutter était l’ un des éditeurs les plus prolifiques de son temps et fut honoré par l’ empereur allemand Charles VI avec le titre de « Imperial Géographe ». Seutter publia des cartes importantes jusqu’ sa mort en 1757.
After serving an apprenticeship to J. B. Homann, the Nuremberg map publisher, Seutter set up his own very successful business in Augsburg and was appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court. With his son, Albrecht, and son-in-law, Conrad Lotter, he issued in about 1741 a large series of town plans. For much of his life he worked in competition with his old employer and, not surprisingly, his maps are often very similar to those of Homann.