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Decorative map of the Eastern Mediterranean, extending from Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily to Turkey and the Aegean, cetnered on Greece. Includes decorative cartouche and two fleets of sailing ships, totalling 20, depicting this famous circumnavigation of the Mediterranean. Wide clean margins.

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.