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Antique Map of the Holy Land by Mortier (1700)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few repairs in lower margin, also affecting image. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1700
  • Overall size: 51.5 x 45 cm.
  • Image size: 47.5 x 40 cm.
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.. Antique Map of the Holy Land by Mortier (1700)

Description: Antique map titled 'Het Heylige Land verdeeld in de Twaalf Stammen Israels (..)'. Decorative and detailed map of the Holy Land divided into 12 Tribes, showing the travels of Jesus Christ. Fully engraved with mountains, towns, forests and notations of important Biblical sites. Pictorial title cartouche depicting Jesus healing the sick and a scale of miles with two scholars. This map originates from 'Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments' by P. Mortier. 

Artists and Engravers: Pierre, or Pieter, Mortier (1661-1711) was a Dutch engraver, son of a French refugee. He was born in Leiden. In 1690 he was granted a privilege to publish French maps in Dutch lands. In 1693 he released the first and accompanying volume of the Neptune Francois. The third followed in 1700. His son, Cornelis (1699-1783), would partner with Johannes Covens I, creating one of the most important map publishing companies of the eighteenth century.