A fine example of this decorative map, first engraved by Blaeu. Covers the Gulf of Venice from Puerto Di Ascoli and Ragnola Rino t Pesaro, with Anconia athte coastal center, then extending inland to the Alps. Decorative title cartouche, 4 sailing ships compass rose. Several plate break at the right margin, but the map itself is a fine example with wide full margins. Fascinating example of the printed art and the duration of use of the copperplates which produced these maps.
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.