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Johannes Covens (1697-1774) was a Dutch geographic publisher based in Amsterdam. He is best known for his collaboration with fellow publisher Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783). Pierre Mortier the Elder (1661-1711) had obtained a privilege in 1690 to distribute the works of French geographers in the Netherlands. After his widow continued the business for several years, Cornelis took over in 1719.

In 1721, Mortier forged a partnership with Covens, who had recently married Cornelis’ sister. They published under the joint name of Covens & Mortier. In 1774, upon the death of his father, Johannes Covens II (1722-1794) took over his father’s share. In 1778, the company changed its name to J. Covens & Zoon, or J. Covens & son.

Covens II’s son, Cornelis (1764-1825), later inherited the business and brought Petrus Mortier IV back into the fold. Petrus was the great-grandson of Petrus Mortier I. From 1794, the business was called Mortier, Covens & Zoon, or Mortier, Covens, & Son.

The business specialized in publishing French geographers including Deslisle, Jaillot, and Sanson. They also published atlases, for example a 1725 reissue of Frederik de Wit’s Atlas Major and an atlas, with additions, from the works of Guillaume Delisle. There were also Covens & Mortier pocket atlases and town atlases. The company profited from acquiring plates from other geographers as well. For example, the purchased Pieter van der Aa’s plates in 1730. Finally, they also compiled a few maps in house. At their height, they had the largest collection of geographic prints ever assembled in Amsterdam.

Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700 circa
Size:
21 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41754
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49859
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23533
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
39274se
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49194
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49094
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1741
Size:
20 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
60941
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1725 circa
Size:
22.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53111
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1710 circa
Size:
23.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
42969
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1732
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51882
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1720 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
52561
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1692 (1700 ca)
Size:
34 x 22 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
56151
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700 circa
Size:
18.5 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
53782
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1774
Size:
23.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
55896
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1695 circa
Size:
23.5 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
44983

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Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11280
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1770
Size:
24 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1315
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24660
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24123
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24191
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
22676
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49934
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23335
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24021
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24076
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0599
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0602
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
19 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG
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0604
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24590
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
49275
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21198
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23238
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24582
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
0610
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23556
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1710
Size:
24.5 x 20.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
15383
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1720
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23172
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23534
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23603
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1700 circa
Size:
27 x 24 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
25105
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1720 circa
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0028dd
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1720 circa
Size:
25 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
17874
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740 circa
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29595
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
Good
Stock#:
0612
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0617
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
0620
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23469
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23705
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
23948
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24110
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1745 circa
Size:
24 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
24122
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
21210
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0608
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
24 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
0609
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1740
Size:
19 x 16 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4436
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1738
Size:
21 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9764
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1738
Size:
21 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9818
Place/Date:
Amsterdam / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23260