Sign In

Forgot Password Create Account
Stock# 24726
Description

Striking bird's-eye plan of Valletta and its harbor, published by Pierre Mortier.

The view is a later issue of plan first published in Blaeu's Theatrum Admiradorum. . . , with a revised title.

The view includes a key at bottom, identifying place 57 locations.

Condition Description
Folds lines visible. Soiled along right margin.
Reference
Fauser, A. 14616.
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.