Illustrating Christ's Itinerary
Fine map of Terra Sancta, the Holy Land, published in Augsburg by T.C. Lotter.
The map is colored to show the twelve tribes of Israel, illustrating the early towns, roads and other geographical features in the region.
A dashed line illustrates "Significant vias, ubi Iesus Christus commeavit." (Significant roads where Jesus Christ had effect).
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.