Finely engraved and scarce map of Ireland with parts of Wales and the Isle of Man.

This is identical to the Van der Aa map. Original Geography from De L'Isle.

In the right top corner is a large pictorial cartouche of boar-hunting and falconry.

The body of the map is in full original colour with the cartouche coloured later

Very good condition

code : M4710

Cartographer : COVENS & MORTIER

Date : 1720c Amsterdam

Size : 23*29 cms

availability : Available

Price : £265

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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