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Stock# 46452
Description

Heightened in Gold!

Fine old color example of the first edition of of Mortier's map showing the travels of the Apostles, through the Eastern Mediterranean, etc., based upon the prophecies.

Paul's route by sea to Sicily and the Bay of Naples is shown.

The map is in full original wash colors, and richly heightened in gold.

Condition Description
Old Color, heightened in Gold! Minor toning.
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.