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Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille.
Nova regni Hispaniæ accurata descriptio, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiæ Ducis. Authore G de L'Isle Geographe. L'Espagne Dressées sur la Descriptionqui en a eté faite par Rodrigo Mendez Sylva..
Europe: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741. Copper engraved map of the Iberian Peninsular from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank. The map after Guillaume De l'Isle shows the Iberian peninsular divided into Kingdoms, with the Balearic islands, extending into France in the North and with the straits of Gibraltar and the coast of North Africa to the South. Decorative title cartouche to upper right and scale to lower left. Title in Latin above. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper, Covens & Mortier as a firm existed between 1721-1778, taking over the business of Pierrre Mortier. Johannes / Jean Covens and Cornelius Mortier were brothers- in- law following the former's marriage to Mortier's sister Agatha in 1721, when they also formally went in to partnership. Under the Covens and Mortier imprint, Cornelius and Jean republished the works of the great 17th and early 18th century Dutch and French cartographers De L'Isle, Allard, Jansson, & De Wit. The firm would become one of the most prolific Dutch publishing concerns of the 18th century. The company would pass down through the Covens family as Mortier had no children, changing the name to Covens & Zoon until Pieter Mortier IV a great grandson of the original founder joined the firm and saw the name restored to Mortier Covens & Zoon. ( See Koeman I p45). Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and pupil of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions, aligned th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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