[LOTTER INTERPRETATION ON 18TH CENTURY CONSTANTINOPLE MAP] Plan von Constantinopel, mit der umliegenden Gegend, und des Canals vom Schwarzen Meer, verlegt von Tob, Conr. Lotter in Augsburg.
TOBIAS CONRAD LOTTER, (1717-1777)., Augsburg, 1770.
A rare and very attractive copperplate engraving with hand coloring Constantinople (Istanbul) map that Lotter published in 1767, on which he used the same engraving of the city plan and panorama but compared with the earlier map this is far more colorful, and in place of the striking cartouche, there is a numbered legend.
The sites of interest are numbered 1-75 and include villages and gardens, religious buildings such as mosques, churches and monasteries, palaces, aqueducts, and even small bridges constructed over streams. At the foot of the map, there is a panorama as seen from the Golden Horn on which the sites lettered "A"-"Q"; it covers places of interest from Sarayburnu (where located Ottoman Palace) to Edirnekapi (Gate of Adrianople) in the old city ad as far as the end of the Golden Horn on the European side; on the Asian side, Üsküdar (Scutari), the Maiden's Tower (Kiz Kulesi), Fener Bahçesi and the Prince's Islands are all included. The legends are written both in German and French. This map is one of the craftmanship and masterpieces of Lotter, which he made in the last period of his life.
Lotter was born in 1717 in Germany. He became a publisher and engraver in Augsburg. He was engaged by Matthäus Seutter the elder as an engraver and married his daughter. He also was successful with his own business and became one of the better-known German cartographers. After his death in 1777, the business was continued by his son Matthias Albrecht Lotter.
Original color map. 54x48 cm. In German and French. Framed.