Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii...

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LOTTER, Tobias Conrad (1717-1770).
Recens Edita totius Novi Belgii...
Engraved map with hand color in full.
Augsburg, c.1760's.
20 3/4" x 24" sheet.
Depicts New England from Chesapeake Bay to Penobscot. With the large inset "Restitutio" view of New York City, "Neu Jorck sive Neu Amsterdam," depicting the Dutch retaking of the City. There is a key to the place names in Latin and the wall for which Wall Street is named is depicted on the right.

Nice example of Lotter's map of New England, including a fine early view of New York City.

Conrad Lotter's edtion of one of the most decorative maps of the region produced during the 17th and 18th Centuries. The genesis of this map was studied in great detail by Tony Campbell in an article entitled The Jansson-Visscher Maps of New England, which appears as Chapter 8 of Tooley's Mapping of America.

Lotter's map is based upon Jan Jansson's map of 1651. Seutter replaces the Restitution view of New York City with a new view of New York entitled Neu Jorck sive Neu Amsterdam, with a key to the view in Latin.

Above the view is an elaborate scene depicting natives and gods presenting tribute to the English monarch George II. The course of the Delaware and Hudson are separated, unlike early editions of the map. This is the first map in the series to show the boundaries of Massachusetts, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania with a printed lines, as earlier examples had previously left the delineation of the boundaries to the colorist. Philadelphia is shown as a set of houses in relief, rather than a ground plan.

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