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Stunning full original color example of Pierre Mortier's "Teatre De La Guerre Des Couronnes Du Nord" (Theater of the War of the Northern Crowns).

The map notes that it is a "Carte Nouvelle Pour Servir à l'Intelligence des Affaires des Couronnes du Nord," designed to provide intelligence about the Northern Crowns and their geopolitical interests.

The map highlights key regions including the "Estats de Suède, de Dannemarq et de Pologne" (States of Sweden, Denmark, and Poland), the "Empire d'Allemagne" (German Empire), and the "XVII Provinces de Pays Bas" (Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands). The map also illustrates the routes from Paris throughout these states.

Notable features include the cartographic details of the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and significant geographical divisions within Northern and Eastern Europe. The political boundaries delineate territories and regions such as Finland, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the Kingdom of Denmark. 

The map is created during the Great Northern War (1700-1721). This conflict saw a coalition led by Russia, Denmark-Norway, and Saxony-Poland against the Swedish Empire. It aimed to curtail the power and influence of Sweden in the Baltic region. 

Condition Description
Full original color.
Guillaume Sanson Biography

The son of famous French cartographer Nicolas Sanson, Guillaume (1633-1703) carried on his father's work. Like his sire, he was a court geographer to Louis XIV. He often worked in partnership with another prominent cartographer of the time, Hubert Jaillot.

Pierre Mortier Biography

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.