A very decorative double hemisphere celestial chart. The smaller circular diagram showing the rotation of the Planets, according to Tycho Brahe, Ptolemy and Copernicus. Further decorated with globes and armillary spheres.
Beautiful engravings with nice hand colour and wide margin. Excellent conditions.
Tobias Lotter was born 1717 in Germany. He became a publisher and engraver in Augsburg. He was engaged by Matthäus Seutter the elder as an engraver and married his daughter. He also was successful with his own business and became one of the better known German cartographers. After his death in 1777, the business was continued by his son Matthias Albrecht Lotter.
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Tobias Conrad Lotter: Planisphaerium Coeleste.
Old coloured celestial map. Printed circa 1750.
Celestial Charts - Lotter, Tobias Conrad - Planisphaerium Coeleste