Europe: Covens & Mortier 1760

Europe: Covens & Mortier 1760

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  • Author: Covens & Mortier
  • Date: 1760
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 23 1/8" x 19 1/2"
  • Centimeters: 59.29 x 50.00
  • Product ID: 000502

Antique Map of Europe, NOVA EUROPAE DESCRIPTIO, IN REGNA & REGIONES PRAECIPUAS DIVISAE, Ad Ulem Serenissimi BURGUNDIAE DUCIS, Jean Covens and Cornelis Mortier.

A fine map of Europe after Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726), drawn with longitudinal lines in perspective, which gives a more realistic sense of the relative size of a landmass.

Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) was a map publisher and mapseller of Amsterdam, who worked in connection with Jaillot, publishing atlases, maps and charts, made by Sanson, de Fer and De Wit amoungst others. After Mortier's death in 1711 his widow continued the business until their son, Cornelis, was old enough to take over, and in 1721 went in partnership with Jean Covens. They continued to publish as Covens and Mortier , mainly reprints of great maps.