Early Post Roads in Italy
Striking and detailed map of Italy, Corsica and Sardinia with an inset map of Sicily. The map focuses on the postal routes throughout Italy, with notes regarding
Includes a decorate title cartouche and scale of distance.
Published in Amsterdam by Pieter Mortier.
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.