Lotter, Tobie Conrad (mapmaker).
Augsburg. No date. Ca. 1756-1780.
Section only of a larger copper plate engraved map with original handcolor, on conjoined sheet 36 3/3 x 34 inches, several horizontal and vertical folds. Additional light fold lines, 4 x 2 1/2 inch section cut from bottom left, roughly trimmed to neatline on three sides, with an incomplete section at left edge. Multiple creases, wear along vertical fold (horizontal fold reinforced on verso) 1/4 inch separation at fold intersection, pinholes at corners and at places along edges, a few short repaired tears to edges, some older repairs on verso, color brighter on bottom half than top half. Despite its condition, a fascinating and attractive document. This is a section of this handsome map, trimmed to the neatline at three sides and not including sections to the west (Belgrade is 3 1/2 inches from the left edge) with much detail of the Balkan peninsula and adjacent areas. The Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 was one of a series of wars waged on territory claimed by the Ottoman Empire. Title in full is "Carte Geographique du Theatre de la Guerre en General, representant le Royaume de Hongarie, la Principauté de Transylvanie, et les Royaumes de Croacie, de Dalmacie, de Esclavonie, de Bosnie, de Servie... Les Provinces de Bessarabie, de Bulgarie, et de Romanie, avec une grande Partie de L'etat de Pologne." Item #56073