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Stock# 56727
Description

Detailed map centered on Verona, Italy.  Published in Amsterdam, circa 1700. 

The map illustrates roads, lakes, mountain ranges, and plains the armees traveled through the region. Lago Di Garda is prominently featured along with the mountain ranges of Brescia. The city of Mantua is detailed southwest of Verona.  Vicenza is featured to the east.

The map notes churches, forts, chateaus, schools, and the locations of attacks. A scale of distance is also included at the bottom of the map.

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.