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Popple, Henry; Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille.
Les Principales Fortresses Ports &c de L'Amerique Septrionale. The Harbour of Placentia; The Harbour of Anapolis Royal; Boston Harbour; New York and Perthamboy Harbours; The Town and Harbour of Charles town in South Carolina; Harbour of St. Augustin;The Harbour of Providence; The Havana; Bay of St Iagoin Cuba; A Plan of the Harbour of Port Antonio in Jamaica. Fort Royal in Martinica; The Island of Barbadoes; Antigua; Kingston Harbour Jamaica; Bermuda or Summer Islands; Curacao; Carthage on the Coast of New Spain; Harbour of Porto Bello.
Americas: Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741. Copper engraved map sheet with 17 (18) small plans and maps of forts, harbours and Islands for Popple's Map of the British Empire in America from Covens & Mortier's Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. Original full wash colour; verso blank. Covens and Mortier published the plans and maps which could be inserted on the Popple map as a separate map sheet . Each plan or map has its title on a banner except the island of Curacoa and the plan of Port Antonio [with inset of the fort and key] All are 150mm wide but of varying heights. St Augustine & Providence ; Havana & St Iago; Barbadoes & Antiqua in pairs. Each has a mile scale and the map of Curacoa includes a compass rose. A scarce and desirable sheetDark impressions; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper;upper margin trimmed to plate mark above title; old red crayon numbers to verso.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 C … [Click Below for Full Description]
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