Pieter Mortier (1661–1711)

was an 18th-century mapmaker and engraver from the Northern Netherlands. Mortier was born in Leiden. According to Houbraken, David van der Plas worked with him on etchings for Bybelsche Tafereelen (Bible stories), published in Amsterdam in 1700.

According to the RKD he was the father of Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783), who in partnership with Johannes Covens I (1697-1774) began the map publishing company Covens & Mortier (1721-1866). He traveled to Paris in 1681-1685 and won the privilege in 1690 of publishing maps and atlases by French publishers in Amsterdam. He used this privilege to win a similar set of privileges for printing an "illustrated print bible" in 1700. He died in Amsterdam in 1711.

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1693 Pierre Mortier Antique Map of Canada, Greenland, Arctic

1693 Pierre Mortier Antique Map of Canada, Greenland, Arctic

  • Title : Carte Particuliere de L ' Amerique Septentrionale.
  • Date : 1693
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  70049
  • Size: 38in x 24 1/2in (950mm x 620mm)

Description: 
This very large and beautifully hand coloured map of Eastern Canada & the northern Arctic regions from the west coast of Ireland to Hudson and Baffins Bay - showing the whole of Greenland and Iceland - was published by Pierre Mortier in his 1693 edition of Neptune Francois' sea-atlas.

Background:
This map shows the Canadian arctic as it was known at the end of the 17th century. A large and decorative chart showing from the west coast of Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and the bays of Arctic America. The abundance of English placenames is a testament to their efforts to find the North West Passage, thus reaching the east without having to pass the French and Spaniards! Published in Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', it also appeared in Mortier's 'Neptune Francois' sea-atlas. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 38in x 24 1/2in (950mm x 620mm)
Plate size: - 33n x 23in (840mm x 580mm)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$1,250.00 USD
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1704 Pierre Mortier Antique Print Panoramic View of Rome, Italy

1704 Pierre Mortier Antique Print Panoramic View of Rome, Italy

Description: 
This beautifully hand coloured original antique print a panoramic view of Rome was published by Pierre Mortier in 1704  (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: - Original 
Colors used: - Yellow, red, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic 
Paper size: - 13 1/4in x 6in (335mm x 155mm)
Paper size: - 13in x 5in (330mm x 120mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (6mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Heavy folds as issued, age toning along folds
Verso: - Heavy folds as issued, age toning along folds

$175.00 USD
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