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Stock# 57778
Description

Exceptional Old Color and Gold Leaf 

Decorative map of Switzerland, flanked at each side by a total of 24 coats of arms of the Swiss cantons, principal cities, and allies.  A panel at the bottom left includes a further nine arms of "Sujets Des Suisses". 

The map illustrates in fine detail the mountainous nature of the Alpine region. 

Condition Description
Old Color. Heightened in gold. Minor fold split, expertly repaired on verso.
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.