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MORTIER, P. - Costes de L'Afrique .. ..Cap de Bone Esperance..

MORTIER, P. -  Costes de L'Afrique .. ..Cap de Bone Esperance..
Costes de L'Afrique .. ..Cap de Bone Esperance.. - MORTIER, P.
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Title : Costes de L'Afrique .. ..Cap de Bone Esperance...
Map maker : MORTIER, P..
Date : Amsterdam, 1720.
Size : 16.8 x 22.5 inches. / 42.7 x 57.2 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :In upper right hand corner inset map of Saldanha Bay. Numerous place names, soundings and sand banks are shown round the island and the regions are defined in original body colour.

From Mortier's Neptune François , one of the most spectacular cartographical works ever produced.
According to Koeman: ...the most expensive sea-atlas ever published in Amsterdam ... Its charts are larger and more lavishly decorated than those of any preceding book of this kind.
For the engraving and etching Mortier had recruited the most qualified artists. This magnificent work was intended more as a show piece than something to be used by pilots at sea. The most beautiful charts in the atlas were those in part two, by the celebrated artist, Romeyn de Hooghe. These charts were judged by Koeman to be the most spectacular type of maritime cartography ever produced.
Tooley, SA 212.
Condition : In very good condition.

ID: 42858

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