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Tuscany and the Church States in 2 Sheets.

Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Estat du Grand duc de Toscane & Estates de L'Eglise Estats de L'Eglise et de Toscane.

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map on 2 sheets of the Church States and Tuscany from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
The large map shows printed on 2 sheets shows Central Italy with her islands Capri, Elba &c and part of Corsica.
Large decorative title cartouche to right sheet; scale to left sheet. [ further scale printed to bank margin of right sheet ] with title above. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light toning; damp stain to upper and lower right corners of both sheets.

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).
Koeman I: C&M 11: (92),88. 556 by 446mm (22 by 17½ inches). each sheet. total map if joined 556x 892mm.   ref: 3072  €700

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