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The British Isles.

Lotter, Tobias Conrad. Great Britain or the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. "La Grande Bretagne ou les Royaumes d'Angleterre et d'Ecosse comme aussi le Royaume d'Irlande".
Augsburg, Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1782
Copper engraved map of the British Isles engraved by Matthieu Albert Lotter for Tobias Lotter. Original old colour; verso blank.
The map shows the British Isles with the adjacent coast of Europe.
Decorative title cartouche, and armorial shields of the 3 Kingdoms. Fair impression; bright colours; light soiling; cartouche and shields black and white as issued,slightly pale; short[35mm] centre fold split at lower edge, blank margin,[repaired with archival tape to verso]; [10mm] centre fold split at top [repaired with arhcival tape to verso]. old ink number to verso.

Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777.

Lotter was an engraver at his father in law' Mattaus Seutter's publishing house. Upon Seutter's retirement, Lotter took control of the firm and republished many of his maps with minor updates and changes. In 1756 he succeeded his father-in-law jointly with Albrecht Seutter's son and Georg Balthasar Probst, also re lated by marriage. In 1758 Lotter inherited half the copperplates of the Seutter firm and was able to set up his own, independent publishing house that same year. Some of his best known atlas works are the "Atlas Minor" (c.1744), the "Atlas Der Ganzen Welt" (1748) and the "Atlas Novus" (c.1770), as well as numerous, important, single maps.
In his "Atlas minor.Praecipua orbis terrarum imperia,.." he added his name as publisher; later when he had full control he would re engrave the titles inserting his own name. In time, Lotter became one of the most prominent mid 18th century map publishers. After his death in 1777, the firm was taken over by his sons Matthaus Albrecht Lotter and Georg Friedrich Lotter, who republished and updated many of their father's maps.
495 by 588mm (19½ by 23¼ inches).   ref: 3260  €400

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