A scarce map of Persia, published by Tobias Conrad Lotter. The map extends from the Black Sea to Kashmir, and the area is divided into kingdoms and other entities. The map is highly detailed, with major roads, rivers, and many other features all shown and described. Cities of particular importance, perhaps capitals at the time, are marked in red.
The map shows small parts of adjacent countries. Parts of Russia and Arabia can be seen. Notably, this map includes two islands off the coast of "el Catif," labeled "Insula Bahrein." One of these islands is likely a mismapping of the Qatari peninsula. A note in Latin refers to this area as subject to the Persian king.
This is an attractive antique map of Persia showing a large and detailed region.
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.