Map. Engraving with hand coloring. 20 1/2" x 25 3/4".
Beautifully designed map of Northern Poland. Spans from Pomerania and Palatinatus to Lithuania and Belarus, and shows the coast on the Baltic Sea. Includes cities and towns, mountains, forests, bodies of water, and other topographical features. Notes each voivodeship. Two lavish title cartouches with float in the Baltic centered on a portrait of Frederick the Great. Tobias Conrad Lotter was a German mapmaker based in Augsburg. His work dates to the revival of mapmaking in 18th century Germany that was spurred in large part by the work of Matthäus Seutter. Lotter, who married Seutter's daughter, worked on behalf of the Seutter firm as a master engraver and took over half of the printing house upon Seutter's death. His individual work, combined with his republication of Seutter's maps under his own imprint, allowed Lotter to match, if not surpass, his predecessor's reputation as one of the most prominent German cartographers of the period.