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COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C. - Carte de la prevosté et vicomté de Paris.
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Carte de la prevosté et vicomté de Paris. - COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.
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Title : Carte de la prevosté et vicomté de Paris..
Map maker : COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C..
Date : Amsterdam, 1720.
Size : 19.1 x 24.8 inches. / 48.5 x 63.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.
Description :Paris and the surrounding territory including major roads.
Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy.
Jean (Johannes) Covens and Corneille (Cornelius) Mortier were brothers-in-law, who carried on the book publishing business established by Pierre Mortier in Amsterdam in 1685. Pierre Mortier's company owed much of its success to his access to French publishers, whose publications he re-issued in handsome editions. The elder Mortier died in 1711, his wife continued the firm until she died in 1719. In 1721, Covens and Mortier formed a partnership, Covens having married Agatha Mortier in the same year. They continued the business by publishing enlarged editions of Sanson, Jaillot, and De L'Isle, as well as some of the later Dutch cartographical masters such as De Wit and Allard, and of course Pierre Mortier.
Condition : Very good condition
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