America Meridionalis conciñata juxta Observationes Dun Acad. Regalis Scientiarum et nonullorum aliorum, et juxta annotations recentissimas, Per G. de L'Isle Geographum Venalis prostat Augustae Vindelicorum apud Tobiam Conr. Lotter, Geogr. et Calcogr
|Title||America Meridionalis conciñata juxta Observationes Dun Acad. Regalis Scientiarum et nonullorum aliorum, et juxta annotations recentissimas, Per G. de L'Isle Geographum Venalis prostat Augustae Vindelicorum apud Tobiam Conr. Lotter, Geogr. et Calcogr |
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|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Explorer||Mendaña de Neira, Alvaro de, 1542?-1595|
Magellan, Ferdinand d. 1521
Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon d. 1625
Le Maire, Jacques 1585-1616
Drake, Francis, Sir, 1540?-1596
|Engraver||Lotter, Gustav Conrad|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1772 |
|Publisher||Lotter, Tobias Conrad 1717-1777|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Augsburg |
|Original Source||Atlas Novus Sive. Lotter, Tobias Conrad. Augsburg: 1772. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in the lower left corner in the cartouche:
"America Meridionalis Conciñata juxta Observationes Dun Acad. Regalis Scientiarum et nonnullorum aliorum, et juxta annotations recentissimas, Per G. de L'Isle, Geographum, Venalis prostat Augstae Vindelicorum apud Tobiam Conr. Lotter, Geogr. et Calcogr."
Printed beneath the title cartouche is a scale comparing French miles, German marine miles and Spanish marine miles.
Printed beneath the bottom border in the lower right corner:
"Gustav Conrad Lotter. Sculps. Aug. Vind. 1772."
Printed in the upper left corner:
"Observatio. Reddo rationem in nova Introductione mea ad Geogrphiam de variationibus, quae occurrunt in hac mapppa.
Printed beneath southern tip of South America is a note concerning Australia:
"Novum Mare Australe detctum per le Maire."
Map of West Indies in German pasted on verso with page number 186 in upper right corner:
"Die West Indischen Inseln woselbst anjetzo der Krieg gefuhret wird."
Shows South America divided into several major regions including Terra Firma, Peru, Regio Amazonum, Brasilia, Provinciae Fl. De La Plata, Chili, Terra Magellanica and Tignis. Also shows the Solomon Islands and the southernmost tip of Central America including Nicaragua and Panama. Depicts exploration routes by Magellan, Drake, Mendana de Neira, Schouten, Le Maire, and others. General notes about geographic points of interest regarding discovery, exploration and geography are also included. Of note, the greatest place detail can be seen along the coastlines of the continent while the interior is relatively bare. Surrounding title cartouche are scenes which include natives, a parrot, an elephant, and a turtle.
Prime Meridian: [Isle de Ferro].
Scale c.a. 1:19, 000, 000.
[W 127 degrees-W 27 degrees / N 14 degrees - S 60 degrees].
|Contextual Notes||Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726) was a cartographer and the Premier Geographer to the King in France beginning in 1718. His family played a significant part in the world of French cartography in the eighteenth century. At age 9, he drew his first map and at age 27 he became a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences. He studied under Jacques Cassini, acquiring knowledge in both mathematics and astronomy. Due to his academic background and his "critical approach to the maps of his predecessors" he became known as the first "scientific cartographer" (Moreland and Bannister, 132). Among his works are "Globe, map of the world and the four continents" (1700), "Atlas de Géographie" (1700-12), "Mississippi" (1701), "Carte du Mexique et de la Floride…" (c.a. 1703), "Carte de la Louisiane et du Mississippi" (1718) and posthumously, "Atlas Noveau" (1730 and later). Following his death, his widow, Marie Angélique de L'Isle took up the business with a partner, Philippe Buache (Tooley 395; Moreland and Bannister, 131-2).|
Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) was a German cartographer, engraver and publisher. He was one of the "better-known cartographers in the eighteenth-century German school" (Moreland and Bannister, 88). He worked as an apprentice to Funk. He married a daughter of Seutter in 1740. He then succeeded Seutter in 1756 and worked as partner to Albrecht, Seutter's son, and G. B. Probst, Seutter's son-in-law. Among his works are "Terra Sancta" (1759), "Sardinia and Corsica" (1764), "Russia, Turkey etc." (1769), "World" (1775-78, 1782), "New England and sh." (1779), "Pacific Ocean" (1781), "Russia" (1788), "Atlas Minor" (n.d.) and "Atlas Geographr. Portatilis" (Tooley, 401).
This map was most likely created in the early 1700s by De L'Isle and revised and reprinted by Tobias Lotter for "Atlas Sive Novus."
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
Exploration and Discovery
|Location Depicted||South America|
|Subjects (LCSH)||South America--Maps--Early works to 1800.; Mendaña de Neira, Alvaro de 1542?-1595--1595--Travel.; Magalhaes, Fernao de, d. 1521--Travel.; Schouten, Willem Corneliszoon, d. 1625--Travel.; Le Maire, Jacques, 1585--1616--Travel.; Drake, Francis, Sir 1540?--1596--Travel. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP149 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G5200 1772 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||46 x 58 cm. |
|Condition||Frayed and browning around edges. Some watercolor has bled through to verso. Has binder's guard. Printed in upper right corner on verso: "187." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Phillips, Vol. III, no. 3513 |