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Stock# 61135
Description

Rare example of Covens & Mortier's map of the Yucatan Peninsula.

First issued by Joannes Blaeu, this edition is very rare on the market.

This is one of the earliest Dutch maps to focus on the region centered on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Includes decorative cartouche and compass rose.

Rarity

This is the first example of the map we have offered in more than 20 years.

 

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.