Scarce map of the Turkish Coastline of the Black Sea, centered on Sinope, based upon an earlier map by Nicholas Sanson. Remarkable decorative carouche. The map has not been recorded in a dealer catalog in the past 25 years.
Pierre, or Pieter, Mortier (1661-1711) was a Dutch engraver, son of a French refugee. He was born in Leiden. In 1690 he was granted a privilege to publish French maps in Dutch lands. In 1693 he released the first and accompanying volume of the Neptune Francois. The third followed in 1700. His son, Cornelis (1699-1783), would partner with Johannes Covens I, creating one of the most important map publishing companies of the eighteenth century.