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Pierre Mortier:  La Place De Saint Marc a Venise . . .

Maps of Italy

Title: La Place De Saint Marc a Venise . . .

Map Maker: Pierre Mortier

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1682 (1705)

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 21 x 17.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 24757


Spectaculair view of the Piazza San Marco in Venice, as seen from the Grand Canal. 

Various locals in indigenous costumes can be seen in the square, with gondoliers in the foreground.

This decorative view was originally published by Joannes Blaeu for his three town-books of Italy; Citta del Vaticano, Roma and Napoli.   In 1672, a fire largely destroyed the main Blaeu workshop, and much of the prepared material. However, work on the town-book continued, and in 1682 the completed work was published in Amsterdam by the heirs of Joan Blaeu.

The town-book was a great success and reissued several times by different publishers in Amsterdam, as late as 1726. Pierre Mortier re-issued all the Blaeu plates in the years 1704 and 1705 in an atlas comprising four volumes. The plates are now signed "A Amsterdam chez Pierre Mortier".


Condition Description: Full original color. Color refreshed.

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