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Publisher: COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.
Title: Carte particulière des postes de France. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1720
   
Size: 26.4 x 24.8 inches.
67.0 x 63.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Mint condition. Two unjoined sheets. Each sheet about 485x630mm.
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Large and highly detailed post route map of France. Prepared by Nicolas Sanson in 1693 and published by Covens and Mortier, brothers-in-law who continued the firm established by Pierre Mortier.
The country is well covered with postal service routes clearly shown via dashed lines that connect scores of towns and villages.
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The Amsterdam publishing firm of Covens and Mortier (1721 – c. 1862) was the successor to the extensive publishing empire build by Frenchman Pierre Mortier (1661 – 1711). Upon Mortier’s death in 1711 his firm was taken over by his son, Cornelius Mortier (1699 – 1783). Cornelius married the sister of Johannes Covens (1697 – 1774) in 1821 and, partnering with his brother in law, established the Covens and Mortier firm. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Pierre republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century cartographers De L’Isle, Allard, Jansson, De Wit, and Ottens among others. The quickly became one of the largest and most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century.
The firm and its successors published thousands of maps over a 120 year period from 1721 to the mid 1800s. During their long lifespan the Covens and Mortier firm published as Covens and Mortier (1721-1778), J. Covens and Son (1778 – 94) and Mortier, Covens and Son (1794 – c. 1862)

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