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The British Isles.

Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. G. de L'Isle Magnae Britanniae Tabula, Comprehendens Angliae, Scotiae, ac Hiberniae Regna, Ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis. Les Isles Brittaniques ou sont le Royaumes d'Angleterrre Tiré de Sped Celuy d'Ecosse.Tiré de TH. Pont et Celuy d'Irelandd Tiré de Petti. Le Tout Rectifié par Diverses Observations par G. de L'Isle

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map of the British Isles from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
The map shows the British Isles, the tip of Norway and part of the coast of Europe.
Large decorative title cartouche to upper left and scale lower right
In about 1708 de L'Isle's general map of the British Isles, first produced in Paris in 1702, was copied by Pierre Mortier for publication in Amsterdam. The plate is slightly smaller and no engraver or designer's signature appears. Above the top border there is an additional Latin title: "Magnae Britanniae Tabula, Comprehendens Angliae, Scotiae, ac Hiberniae Regna, Ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis". The map itselff, and the decorative features, are almost identical to those by de L'Isle. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light toning and soiling; verso with childs crayon scribbling.
Slight crease parallel to centre fold, and occassional offset of colour

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 475 by 580mm (18¾ by 22¾ inches).   ref: 3257  €350

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