Lotter, Tobias Conrad The Kingdom Of Portugal and the Algaeve, with the adjacent Spanish Provinces ... with a small map of Brazil."Regna Portugalliæ et Algarbiæ cum adjacentibus Hispaniæ Provinciis. Quibus in peculiari et minori Mappa adjunctum est Brasiliæ Regnum." Augsburg, Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1782
Copper engraved map of Portugal and the Algarve engraved by George Friderich Lotter for by Tobias Lotter. Original old colour; verso blank. The map shows Portugal and the Algarve with the adjacent provinces of Spain. Inset map of Portuguese settlements in Brazil. Large decorative title cartouche borne on the shoulders of Posidon with ships surrounding him, indicating Portugal's shipping and exploratory history; above the title coats of arms of the two kingdoms. Good dark impression; bright colours; 4 worm holes to body of map and another 4 to left margin; margins to sides short due to size of plate.
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 orbisterrarum 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.
505 by 585mm (20 by 23 inches).
ref: 2538 €600