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Pieter Mortier

Pieter Mortier


Pierre, or Pieter, Mortier (1661-1711) was a Dutch engraver, son of a French refugee. He was born in Leiden. In 1690 he was granted a privilege to publish French maps in Dutch lands. In 1693 he released the first and accompanying volume of the Neptune Francois. The third followed in 1700. His son, Cornelis (1699-1783), would partner with Johannes Covens I, creating one of the most important map publishing companies of the eighteenth century.



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1750 - Carte Generale Des Parties Connues Du Globe

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Striking example of this later edition of Mortier's double hemisphere map of the World, showing California as an island. The 5 additional spheres illustrate night and day; the earth without water, the phases of the moon, and the eastern and western...


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1700 - Mer De Sud Ou Pacifique Contenant L'Isle de Californe les Costes de Mexique, Du Perou, Chili et le Detroit de Magellanique &c.

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Fine example of Pierre Mortier's map of the Pacific, which appeared in later editions of the famous Neptune Francois This fine map of the Pacific was drawn from previously unpublished manuscript maps collected by the Portuguese crown and secreted away...


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1700 - Atlantis Insula

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Fascinating map of America, published by Mortier and based upon a map by Nicolas Sanson, purporting to show the Western Hemisphere about 200,000 years ago before the earliest human civilizations. The map reflects the populating of the lost continent...


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1696 - L'Europe divisee suivant l'esendue des ses principaux Estats... | L'Europe Distinguee Suivant L'Estendue de ses Principales Parties...

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Superb Original Hand-Color Example. Striking large format map of Europe, by Jaillot, published in Amsterdam circa 1696 by Pierre Mortier. The map extends as far east as Ural Mountains and west to Iceland. Interestingly, the prime meridian is shown...


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1700 - Lycaonia In Minores Regiones seu Tractus distincta et in ea Romana Itnerara ex Tabula Peutingeriana et ex Antonio descripta. . .

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Scarce map of Central Turkey, with Ancyra (Ancora) in the upper left of the map and showing the early Roman and other road through the region. The map appeared in Mortier's Atlas Antiquus, based upon the work of Nicolas Sanson.


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1700 - Carte Particuliere d'une Partie d'Asie ou sont Les Isles D'Andemaon, Ceylan, Les Maldives . . . [with] Partie Occidentale d'une D'Asie ou sont les Isles De Zocotora De l'Amirante . . .

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Fine Chart of the Indian Ocean from the Mortier issue of the Neptune Francois Striking old-color example of the first edition of Pierre Mortier's fine, two-sheet map of the Indian Ocean and contiguous regions, first published in 1700. Both were...


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1696 - Le Canada ou Partie de la Nouvelle France, Contenant la Terre de Labrador la Nouvelle France, les Isles de Terre Neuve, de Nostre Dame &c.

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Fine large format map of Eastern Canada, Hudson's Bay and the Great Lakes, published by Mortier in 1696. The map is a significantly enlarged version of Jaillot's Le Canada ou Partie de la Nouvelle France . . . first published in 1685. Kershaw...


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1692 - Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, La Nouvelle Jarsey. Orient et Occidentale [Heighten in Gold!]

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Heightened with Gold Leaf -- Fine Old Color Fine early large-format chart of Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware Estuary, by Pierre Mortier. This detailed and attractive chart focuses on Chesapeake Bay, and includes all of the Tidewater areas of...


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1696 - Carte General De La Caroline. Dresse sur les Memoires le plus Nouveaux Par Le Sieu A S . . .

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French Edition of An Important Early Map of the Carolinas First state of Mortier's map of the Carolinas, one of the most detailed and up to date maps of the period. Mortier's map is based upon Thornton, Morden & Lea's virtually unobtainable map...


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1695 - Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale ou sont Compris Le Destroit De Davids, Le Destroit De Hudson &c. . . .

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Pierre Mortier's large map of the Canadian Polar Regions, Greenland and Iceland, which appeared in his Suite de Neptune Francois. Among the more remarkable elements of the map is the depiction of "Destroit d'Anian," showing the Straits of Anian...


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1700 - Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidenalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus

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Rare example of Covens & Mortier's map of the Yucatan Peninsula. First issued by Joannes Blaeu, this edition is very rare on the market. This is one of the earliest Dutch maps to focus on the region centered on the Yucatan Peninsula. Includes...


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1702 - Cartagene Avec Ses Ports, et Fortresses (with) Baye et Ville De Havana ou S. Christoval (with) Bay et Chateau Porto Bello

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Very rare double-sided map sheet featuring a trio of plans of important Spanish American ports: Havana (Cuba), Portobello (Panama) and Cartagena (Colombia), published by Pierre Mortier in 1702, during the War of Spanish Succession. This rare map...


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1720 - Carte Particuliere de Isthmus ou Darien qui Comprend le Golfe de Panama &c. Cartagena, et les Isles aux Environs

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Finely executed map of a portion of Central America, extending from the East Coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica in the northwest to Cartagena and Santa Martha in modern Columbia in the East, and centered on the Isthmus of Darien and Gulf of Panama....


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1696 - Carte De La Manche faite par ordre du Roy pour le Service de Les Armees de Mer. Reveue et Corrigee Par le Sr. Sanson . . .

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Striking large and highly detailed map of the English Channel, based upon A.H. Jaillot's map, but with significantly more detail, especially on shore. Includes Compass Rose, Rhumblines and other features more typical of a sea chart. Extends inland on...


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1692 - [Siege of Namur] De Stad Namen Met alle de Nieuwe Sterkeens 800 als het is Belegerg Door den Koning Willjam de III | Plan de la Ville et Chasteau de Namur Assiegee Par Roy Guiljaume

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Battle Plan of The Siege of Namur in 1695 Rare Battle Plan showing the lines of for forces of King William III during his siege o the City and Castle of Namur. The view shows the lines during the Second Siege of Namur, which resulted in the retaking...


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1700 - Le Cours de la Riviere du Rhein depuis sa Source jusques a son Emboucheure ou sont distingues Toutes les Estates et Souverainetes . . .

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Detailed map the course of the Rhine River, extending from Switzerland to the North Sea. Fine old color and a decorative cartouche.