C1700

Carte des Costes de L'Asie Sur L'Ocean Contenant les Bancs Isle et Costes &c

Mapmaker:

Pierre Mortier (1661 - 1711)

Rare, large scale chart by Pierre Mortier from the ‘most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century.’ Mortier’s chart extends from the west coast of India to New Guinea in the east and from northern China to … Read Full Description

Sold

S/N: RLAR-088-AM-1700-MORT–226334
Free Shipping

Within Australia

All orders ship free
within Australia

Rest of the World

Orders over A$300
ship free worldwide

See Shipping page for Terms & Conditions

Details

Full Title:

Carte des Costes de L’Asie Sur L’Ocean Contenant les Bancs Isle et Costes &c

Date:

C1700

Mapmaker:

Pierre Mortier (1661 - 1711)

Condition:

Light toning as usual, otherwise in good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 870mm

Paper Size: 

1005mm 
x 635mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte des Costes de L'Asie Sur L'Ocean Contenant les Bancs Isle et Costes &c - Antique Print from 1700

Genuine antique
dated:

1700

Description:

Rare,
large scale chart by Pierre Mortier from the ‘most expensive sea-atlas
ever published in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century.’

Mortier’s
chart extends from the west coast of India to New Guinea in the
east and from northern China to Australia. The chart contains numerous rhumb lines,
compass roses and an inset of the south-west Nouvelle Hollande.

The
northern portion of Australia and the inset of the south-west occupy
almost the entire lower right area of the map and both include numerous
Dutch discoveries including: Hartog 1616, Houtman 1619, van Leeuwin 1622,  Cartensz 1623, Nuyts 1627, de Wit 1628 and Tasman 1642-1644.

Mortier depicts New Guinea and Australia as two separate islands Terra des Papous and Nouvelle Guinee, indicating the possible existence of a strait. The discovery of Torres Strait is recorded, with the inclusion of place names given by Torres such as Tierra de Buenauentura 31st July 1606 (Basilaki Island). The subsequent attribution of the discovery of the strait by Torres was confirmed by Alexander Dalrymple in 1769.

The
dating of this chart is often incorrectly stated as being 1693, when in
fact it was contained in the third volume of Mortier’s Suite du Neptune Francois, ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines,
which was first issued in 1700. As Koeman states ‘This is the very
important part of the Neptune Francois, a sequel to the parts published
in 1693, with the charts of the outer European waters’The charts in Mortier’s Suite du Neptune were mostly new maps, unlike his counterfeited French charts in the first volume of the Neptune, that he had copied, but with only minor changes within the titles.

References:

Koeman M. Mor. 7 (23), Tooley p.209 item 57.

 

Biography:

Pierre Mortier (1661-1711)

Pierre Mortier was one of the most important map publishers of his time.  Born in Leiden, Holland, but of French Huguenot decent, he managed to gain the rights to republish many important French maps and atlases in Amsterdam.  This occurred at the very time that the French assumed the global lead in cartography publishing.  The present map is from Mortier’s edition of the Neptune François, considered to be the finest sea atlas of its time.  It was first issued in Paris by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in 1693.  Following his death, Pierre’s business was taken up by his son, Conelius Mortier, who in 1721 formed a lucrative partnership with Johannes Covens.  The resulting firm, Coven & Mortier remained in business until 1866.

Choose currency

Exchange rates are only indicative. All orders will be processed in Australian dollars. The actual amount charged may vary depending on the exchange rate and conversion fees applied by your credit card issuer.

Login

Register

Search

The List

Join our exclusive mailing list for first access to new acquisitions and special offers.