81 157 MOLL, HERMAN. “The Turkish Empire in Europe, Asia and Africa, Dividid [sic] into all its Governments, together with the Other Territories that are Tributary to it, as also the Dominions of the Emperor of Marocco…” Hand-colored copperplate map, two sheets conjoined. Neat repairs on verso. 25 x 41 inches (63.5 x 104 cm). [G.R. Tibbetts, Arabia in Early Maps, no. 202.] London, first edition of map 1714 (or later). $600 - $900 ❧ From: Moll’s The World Described, pl. 29. Large format map of the Ottoman Empire by Herman Moll (1654-1732) one of England’s leading geographers and map-makers. The Empire is depicted here spread over three continents including all of southern Europe, northern Africa, Arabia, and Turkey. In addition, there are inset views of Constantinople, Smyrna, along with a panorama of Jerusalem with a key identifying notable places (after Cornelius le Bruyn, 1698). 156 LOTTER, TOBIAS CONRAD. “Terra Sancta sive Palaestina exhibens non solum Regna Vetera Iuda et Israel in Suas XII Tribus Distincta …” Hand-colored copperplate map. 20.5 x 25.7 inches (52 x 65.4 cm). [Laor 448.] Augsburg, first edition 1759 (or later). $1000 - $1500 ❧ Decorative map of the Holy Land after Matthäus Seutter, with a large elaborate rococo-style allegorical cartouche. The Holy Land is divided into the Old Kingdoms of Judea and Israel and the regions of the Twelve Tribes. On the left: Maria Theresa dressed as a High Priest is holding the Tablets of Law; on right: Joshua dressed as a “Landsknecht” or German mercenary soldier, holding a flag with the names of the Twelve Tribes. Lotter (1717-77), perhaps the most prolific and influential cartographic publisher in Germany, previously worked for the prominent Augsburg map publisher Matthäus Seutter (1678-1757), married his daughter and became the primary heir of Seutter’s prosperous business.