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Stock# 51938
Description

Scarce plan of Luca, which appeared in Mortier's town book of Italian cities.

The map is oriented with west at the top.

The fortified walls of the town are shown, along with the gates to the city, buildings, streets, piazzas and other details.

One of the few reasonably obtainable early plans of Luca.

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.