Scarce example of Pierre Mortier's large map of Tuscany and the northern part of the Gulf of Venice.
Highly detailed map, covering Tuscany, the State of the Church and neighboring regions.
The elaborate title cartouche includes an image of the Pope, two saints
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.