LES ISLES BRITANNIQUES SUIVANT LES NOUVELLES OBSERVATIONS
Attractive map with original body colour and later colour on carouche. Superb cartouche with Neptune on his sea charriot pulled by horses.
The geography for this map would originally have come from De L'Isles folio map.
This smaller sised map is quite rare
Very good condition
code : M4726
Cartographer : COVENS & MORTIER
Date : 1720 Amsterdam
Size : 22.5*30 cms
availability : Available
Price : £250
The Amsterdam publishing firm of Covens and Mortier (1721 - c. 1862) was the successor to the extensive publishing empire build by Frenchman Pierre Mortier (1661 - 1711). Upon Mortier's death in 1711 his firm was taken over by his son, Cornelius Mortier (1699 - 1783). Cornelius married the sister of Johannes Covens (1697 - 1774) in 1721 and, partnering with his brother in law, established the Covens and Mortier firm. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Pierre republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, De Wit, and Ottens among others. The quickly became one of the largest and most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century