A fine example of Pieter Mortier's map of a portion of eastern Netherlands and Belgium, published in Amsterdam circa 1700.
The map details the major roads and pathways the armies traveled through the region. Major towns and villages are hand colored in red including, Brussels, Leuven, Maastricht, 's-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht, Amersfoort, Doesburg, Venlo, etc. The map also includes chateaus, forts, churches, and schools along with fine topographical details of the mountain ranges, lakes, and landscape throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.
A beautifully engraved battle scene is illustrated at the bottom right of the map above a scale of distance. A second scale of distance is noted at the top of the map.
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.