Finely engraved image showing an Armillary Sphere and an Orrery, mounted on elaborately carved stands.
Below the image is an elaborate explanation of the two instruments in both German and Latin.
This plate is quite rare on the market. We note no examples in AMPR in the past 30 years.
Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) is one of the best-known German mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He engraved many of the maps published by Matthaus Seutter, to whose daughter Lotter was married. He took over Seutter’s business in 1756. Lotter’s son, M. A. Lotter, succeeded his father in the business.