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Stock# 56552
Description

Detailed map of the Duchy of Ferrara in Italy. 

Includes major roads, pathways, and valleys the Italian and French armees used to navigate through the region.  The map also illustrates fortified zones in Ferrare and Bologna.

The map features churches, chateaus, agricultural areas, lakes, universities, etc.  Also includes a scale of distance at the top center of the map.

Published in Amersterdam circa 1700.

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.