BGI-00163

Daventria vulgo Deventer - Covens & Mortier (1738)

  • Condition: Good, repair in the middle of the map. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1738
  • Overall size: 61.5 x 52 cm.
  • Image size: 50 x 40 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Daventria vulgo Deventer'. Rare 'last edition' of this map of Deventer, The Netherlands. Covens & Mortier are known for their use of copper plates previously owned by Blaeu, Janssonius and other engravers. Often, these plates were edited to 'improve' the map. 

Artists and Engravers: 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.