C1730

Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques.

C.18th map showing the extent of Artic exploration; much hope was placed on a northwest passage. Issued by Covens and Mortier. Pieter Mortier & Covens Mortier’s publishing interests covered a wide fielding including French, English and Dutch maps. On his … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques.

Date:

C1730

Condition:

light browning at lower centre fold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

450mm 
x 457mm

Paper Size: 

535mm 
x 508mm

Platemark Size: 

514mm 
x 462mm
AUTHENTICITY
Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques. - Antique Map from 1730

Genuine antique
dated:

1730

Description:

C.18th map showing the extent of Artic exploration; much hope was placed on a northwest passage. Issued by Covens and Mortier.

Pieter Mortier & Covens Mortier’s publishing interests covered a wide fielding including French, English and Dutch maps. On his death his son Cornelis took over the business and in 1721 he married the sister of Johannes Covens and in the same year entered into partnership as publishers. Covens and Mortier became one of the most important firms in the Dutch map publishing business.

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

L'Isle was the leading French cartographer of the C18th and renowned for the accuracy of his maps. He studied under Jean Cassini and from an early age showed his talent. At the age of 27 Delisle was admitted to the Academie Royale des Sciences and by 1718 he had been made the Royal Geographer. His maps reflect his scientific approach to map making by including the most up to date cartographic information as well as the use of new astronomical information. Where he was unable to verify information conclusively, he would note the fact on his maps.

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Pieter Mortier (1661 - 1711)

Pieter Mortier (1661–1711) Dutch c.18th mapmaker, engraver and publisher of atlases born in Leiden, the son of a political refugee from France. He travelled to Paris in 1681-1685, then returned to Amsterdam where he operated as a bookseller from 1685 until 1711. He won the privilege in 1690 of publishing maps and atlases by French publishers in Amsterdam for the Dutch market.

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