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SANSON, N. / JAILLOT, A.H. / MORTIER, P. - Partie du cercle d'Austriche sçavoir l'Archiduché d'Austriche . . .
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Partie du cercle d'Austriche sçavoir l'Archiduché d'Austriche . . . - SANSON, N. / JAILLOT, A.H. / MORTIER, P.
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Title : Partie du cercle d'Austriche sçavoir l'Archiduché d'Austriche . . ..
Map maker : SANSON, N. / JAILLOT, A.H. / MORTIER, P..
Date : Amsterdam, 1693.
Size : 22.2 x 34.3 inches. / 56.3 x 87.0 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.
Description :Very large map of part of modern-days Austria, showing parts of Slovak Republic, Czech Republic and Hungary. The map is fully and richly engraved. Large and extremely decorative cartouche with angels, flags, two Moorish figures, etc. Six distance scales within cartouches.
The map notes Nicolas Sanson as the mapmaker and claims that the map was published by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712).
However this plate is from the newly engraved Dutch counterfeited edition of the "Atlas Nouveau", published by Pieter Mortier in Amsterdam.
Pierre Mortier's grandparents left France in about 1625 to live in Leiden. His parents settled in Amsterdam in 1661 or 1662. Pierre Mortier grew up in Amsterdam but lived in Paris from 1681 to about 1685 where he must have gotten into the book trade. Once he was in Amsterdam again he specialized in French books.
He established himself in atlases and introduced the modern French maps by Sanson's and Jaillot's in a larger format than the classical Dutch maps.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Mor 1.
Condition : Printed on 2 sheets joined together. Printed on heavy, somewhat browned paper. Some oxidation of paper due to light offsetting of ink. Some marginal spotting. Good dark impression.
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