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Stock# 58926
Description

Detailed map of the the Holy Land and the Middle East, centered on the Garden of Eden and including a large Cyprus.

Includes the travels of several of the Patriarchs and fascinating graphic depictions of Babylon and several other cities. Larger cities named include:

  • Ninive
  • Babel
  • Calatua
  • Teredon
  • Sichem
  • Jerusalem
  • Antiocha (Syria)
  • Charax Pasinis
  • Pasinivallum
  • Anuchtha
  • Pelodes
  • Suse
  • Nagira
  • Le Catif N. (across from the Island of Baharn N. and Tilus v.)

The map appeared in Histoire du Vieux et du Nouveau Testament, first published by Covens & Mortier in 1725.

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.