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1700. Iutia Meridionalis, et Fionia . . .

  • Iutia Meridionalis, et Fionia . . .

Iutia Meridionalis, et Fionia . . . information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 4680x4021 px
Disk Size: 
 3446600B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Amsterdam

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Printing at 72 dpi 
  65 х 55.85
Printing at 150 dpi 
 31.2 х 26.81
Printing at 300 dpi 
 15.6 х 13.4

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Iutia Meridionalis, et Fionia . . .

Rare map of the southern part of Jutland and the island of Fionia, published by Covens & Mortier.

The map was originally issued by Hugo Allard, circa 1690. All editions are very rare on the market.

Johannes Covens (1697-1774) was a Dutch geographic publisher based in Amsterdam. He is best known for his collaboration with fellow publisher Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783). Pierre Mortier the Elder (1661-1711) had obtained a privilege in 1690 to distribute the works of French geographers in the Netherlands. After his widow continued the business for several years, Cornelis took over in 1719.

In 1721, Mortier forged a partnership with Covens, who had recently married Cornelis’ sister. They published under the joint name of Covens & Mortier. In 1774, upon the death of his father, Johannes Covens II (1722-1794) took over his father’s share. In 1778, the company changed its name to J. Covens & Zoon, or J. Covens & son.

Covens II’s son, Cornelis (1764-1825), later inherited the business and brought Petrus Mortier IV back into the fold. Petrus was the great-grandson of Petrus Mortier I. From 1794, the business was called Mortier, Covens & Zoon, or Mortier, Covens, & Son.

The business specialized in publishing French geographers including Deslisle, Jaillot, and Sanson. They also published atlases, for example a 1725 reissue of Frederik de Wit’s Atlas Major and an atlas, with additions, from the works of Guillaume Delisle. There were also Covens & Mortier pocket atlases and town atlases. The company profited from acquiring plates from other geographers as well. For example, the purchased Pieter van der Aa’s plates in 1730. Finally, they also compiled a few maps in house. At their height, they had the largest collection of geographic prints ever assembled in Amsterdam.


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
4680x4021 px
Disk:
3446600B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Amsterdam
Author:
Johannes Covens. Pieter Mortier.
$14.99

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