Atlas Geographicus Portatilis XXIX mappis orbis habitabilis regna exhibens. Lotter, Tobias Conrad 1717 -1777.This beautiful original antique pocket atlas with 33 beautifully hand coloured copper-plate engraved antique maps with original Baroque engraved calf boards was published by Tobias Conrad Lotter and Tobias Lobeck, Augsberg in 1760. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 5 1/2in x 4 1/4in (140mm x 110mm) Plate size: - 5 1/2in x 4 1/4in (140mm x 110mm) Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm). Margins: - Light soiling in margins on a few page margins Plate area: - None Verso: - None. Background: Beautiful original travel atlas with 33 original hand coloured maps with full original color.
Opens with an allegorical frontispiece, followed by a title page in an architectural cartouche, both drawn by Gottfried Eichler, junior. The maps include the celestial and terrestrial hemispheres, the continents, and detailed maps of western and eastern Europe.
Most maps are embellished with a fine title cartouche. Contemporary full embossed calf covers, extremities a little scuffed, corners worn back board slightly bent. Please see images for the map index page for reference. The atlas was first published by Tobias Lotter, the son-in-law of Mattheus Seutter and Tobias Lobeck in 1747 with an accompanying almanac. This attractive and detailed little atlas was re-issued for many years, with the maps reprinted and with new maps added, but the title-page continued to report 29 maps.
This edition has 33 maps with the extra maps including Saxonia Inferiors, Thuringia Pars, Westphalia Pars and Niederlande Spanisiche. He married the daughter of the cartographer Matthäus Seutter in 1740. In the same year he began his career as a map engraver with his father in law. Under Seutters direction Lotter created the Atlas Minor between 1740 and 1744.
The atlas contained 63 maps - mostly engraved by Lotter - many of which were cartographically borrowed from Seutters Atlas Minor. After the death of Seutter in 1757 and Seutters son Albrecht Karl in 1762, most of his stock was acquired by Lotter. He removed the name of Seutter from most of the original plates and replaced it with his own. With the support of his sons Matthäus, Georg and Gustav, Lotter succeeded in building on the economic success and professional reputation of his father-in-law.
After Lotters death in 1777 the business began to decline under his two eldest sons. After Matthew Albrecht\\\'s death in 1810, the business declined further and sank into obscurity by the middle of the 19th century. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map.
The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you.
Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i.
Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land.
The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market.
Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints.We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment.
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