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Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Fricx< Eugène Henry India. "Carte d'une parties des Indes Orientales, Etats du Mogul les Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel &c..." Amsterdam Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map of India from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
The map shows the sub continent of India and the surrounding countries with part of the Arabian Peninsular in the west, to Pegu in the East with the Andaman Islands. Dark impression; full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; dampstaining to right margin, not entering plate; 2 minor paper faults (thinning) to sea, only perceptable when held to light; old red crayon number 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 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 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. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive. -
Koeman I: C&M 590 by 504mm (23¼ by 19¾ inches).   ref: 3044  €400

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