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Stock# 56425
Description

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.

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.