Beautiful Original Hand-Color.
Fine large format map of Denmark, Sweden, and neighboring regions, published in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier.
The map is part of a collaboration with Alexis Hubert Jaillot, which resulted in the production of a series of over 100 2-sheet maps of different regions of the world, crediting Nicholas Sanson, an important Geographer to the King of France in the second half of the 17th century as the source of the cartography, with recent improvements.
The map was first published by Jaillot, then by Mortier, and then again by Covens & Mortier.
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.