"Asia Concinnata Secundum Observationes Academiae Regalis Scientiarum et Nonnullas Alias, et Juxta Annotationes Recentissimas per G. de l'Isle...", Lotter, Tobias Conrad
Period: 1770 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.9 x 19.1 inches
58.2 x 48.5 cm
This large map of Asia includes the islands of the East Indies. The map is based on the cartography of Delisle with a similar treatment of Terra Yedo, Japan, and Terre de la Compagnie. However, Lotter has chosen to not show the northern coastline of Asia. The figurative title cartouche features merchants and trade goods representing the wealth of the exotic Orient.
There are gilt highlights along the border and some tiny holes and short splits around the centerfold, the longest of which measures about 1.5". There is paper tape along the sheet edges on verso.