CARTE DES ANTILLES FRANCOISES ET DES ISLES VOISINES
An attractive detailed map showing Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada. Mustique and Union Island. Rivers, towns, and fortifications are shown.
Reissue and updated example of the De L'Isle map, further explanations lower right.
Original outline colour
very good condition.
code : M3718
Cartographer : COVENS & MORTIER
Date : 1720c Amsterdam
Size : 60*45 cms
availability : Available
Price : £450
The Amsterdam publishing firm of Covens and Mortier (1721 - c. 1862) was the successor to the extensive publishing empire build by Frenchman Pierre Mortier (1661 - 1711). Upon Mortier's death in 1711 his firm was taken over by his son, Cornelius Mortier (1699 - 1783). Cornelius married the sister of Johannes Covens (1697 - 1774) in 1721 and, partnering with his brother in law, established the Covens and Mortier firm. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Pierre republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, De Wit, and Ottens among others. The quickly became one of the largest and most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century