Carte Geographique representant la Mer Mediterranée ou la seconde Partie du Theatre de la Guerre entre les Russes et les Turcs C'est-à-dire les Roiaumes, les Etâts, les Provinces et les Diverses Isles situées dans la dite Mer, avec la Mer Noire ou Pont Euxine et une Partie de la Province Georgie en Asia / Par Tobie Conrad Lotter Geogr. À Augsbourg 1770
An attractive map of the Mediterranean Sea. Embellished with three compass roses and sailing vessels, including a scene on a naval battle in the Atlantic off of Gibraltar. The map was printed in the middle of the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 and such maps were there to inform the public of the progress of this conflict. The Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774 was a decisive conflict that brought Southern Ukraine, Northern Caucasus, and Crimea within the orbit of the Russian Empire.
Following the border incident at Balta, Sultan Mustafa III declared war on Russia on September 25, 1768. The Turks formed the alliance with the Polish opposition forces of the Bar Confederation, while Russia was supported by Great Britain, who offered naval advisers to the Imperial Russian Navy.
The Polish opposition was defeated by Aleksandr Suvorov. After that, he was transferred to the Turkish theatre of operations, where in 1773 and 1774 he won several minor and major battles for Russia following the previous successes of the Russian Field-Marshal Count Peter Rumiantsev at Larga and Kagul. Early restorations onlt visable on verso. Verso blank.