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Decorative birdseye view, from Mortier's Nouveau Theatre D'Italie. The view was origially engraved by Johannes Blaeu, based upon an earlier view by Georg Hoefnagel from the 16th Century.

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.