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Stock# 38320pb
Description

Fine example of Pierre Mortier's edition of this scarce map of part of western Europe by Nicolas Sanson, locating the Church Synods throughout the region, first issued by Guillaume Sanson.

The map shows each of the governing synods of the various regions of the Church within the map.

 

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.