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Detailed miniature map of the World, from Lotter's Atlas Geographicus Portabilis.

The map shows an incomplete New Zealand and Australia and a continuous land bridge from North America to Asia.

In the northwest of North America, a massive river hints at both the Sea of the West (not shown) and Lahontan's Longue River.

Tobias Conrad Lotter Biography

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.