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Description

Striking large map of the Holy Land and Eastern Mediterranean, showing the wanderings of the Apostles throughout the Holy Land and the Eastern Mediterranean, with various explanatory notes.

The map includes a large inset of the Holy Land and a town plan of Jerusalem, based upon Villalpando.  

Based upon a similar map published in Paris by Sanson.

Condition Description
Minor soiling and repaired split at upper part of centerfold.
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.