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Finely Colored Regional Map of Chartes

Fine old color example of the  bishopric of Chartres and environs, published by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam.

The map is centered on the city of Chartres and divided into Dioceses, extending north to Paris and the Seine River and south to the Loire River.

In 1674, Louis XIV raised Chartres from a duchy to a duchy peerage in favor of his nephew, Duke Philippe II of Orléans. The title of Duke of Chartres was hereditary in the House of Orléans, and given to the eldest son of the Duke of Orléans.

Condition Description
Fine original publisher's color. Minor discoloration at fold.
Pierre 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.