Published by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam, circa 1700, this "Theatre de la Guerre" (Theater of War) map showcases the intense battles raging in the Netherlands region during the Nine Years' War.
This military map chronologically details the movements of the troops from one location to another from May 1690 through October 1693. The map also includes an explanation of remarks to navigate where French Troops, Dutch troops and major battle areas are located. It also notes heavily wooded areas. A scale of miles is also included.
The map is colored in outline with relief shown pictorially.
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.