PCT-58014

Accurata Totius Archipelagi Et Graeciae Universae Tabula - De l'Isle (1745)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with contemporary outline hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Soft crease left of lower middle fold, and a crease beside the middle fold. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1745
  • Overall size: 25,8 x 21,9 inch
  • Image size: 23,3 x 19,4 inch
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Accurata Totius Archipelagi Et Graeciae Universae Tabula' - Detailed map of Greece. Includes Albania, Macedonia and parts of Turkey and Cyprus. With compass rose and scale. Published in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier c. 1745.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Guillaume de l'Isle' after 'Covens & Mortier'. Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726) was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe. Pieter und David Mortier were booksellers in Paris and have published a wide range of geographical works. After Pieter's death, his widow continued the business until their son Cornelius took over. Cornelius started a partnership with his brother-in-law Johannes Covens and established the famous publishing house "Covens and Mortier" in Amsterdam. They have re-issued Atlases of Sanson, de l'Isle, Visscher and de Wit.