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Stock# 19280
Description

Detailed map of the Middle East, centered on the Garden of Eden and including a large Cyprus.

Includes the travels of several of the Patriarchs and fascinating graphic depictions of Babylon and several other cities. The map appeared in Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, first published by Covens & Mortier in 1725.

Pieter 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.