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The Roman Roads of Britain

Beautiful map of the British Isles during the Classical Period, published in the late 17th century in Amsterdam by Pierre Mortier.

The map shows England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in fine detail, as they stood during the Roman Empire. Cities are given Latin names, and features such as Hadrian's Wall are named. Roman Roads extend from the oceans and are even shown to cross the English Channel. 

The map includes a decorative cartouche, and a compass rose.

Condition Description
Fine original hand color. Minor centerfold toning.
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.