1770 – T. C. Lotter – Asia Concinnata
Title: “Asia Concinnata Secundum Observationes Academiae Regalis Scientiarum . . .”
This nice map embraces the whole of Asia, including the East Indies and the tip of New Guinea. Japan is connected to the mainland by a country identified as Terra Yeco (roughly the location of modern Hokkaido). Further to the Northwest is the fictional ‘Terra de la Compagnie’, while Korea is shown as a peninsula. Eastern Siberia is shown to be complete enigma, as knowledge extends barely beyond the Urals and the Arctic beyond Novaya Zemlya. The map is based on the cartography of Delisle.
Cartographer: Tobias Conrad Lotter ( 1717 – 1777 )
Sheet size: 54,0 x 67,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Very strong print and paper. Original, contemporary hand colouring. Few brownish spots in margin.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1770 and not a modern copy or reprint!