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Stock# 54143ts
Description

Detailed map the course of the Rhine River, from the Wesel area in the Duche of Cleves to Coblentz.

Major towns in the region shown include Rheinberg, Duisberg, Dusseldorf, Leverkeusen, Cologne, and Bonn.

Fine old color and 2 decorative cartouches.

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.