Pescia, Ville De Toscane a 4 Lieves De Luqes

Pescia, Ville De Toscane a 4 Lieves De Luqes

Illustrator-Pierre Mortier

Pierre Mortier; Amsterdam, 1704

Original hand colored map of Pescia, Tuscany.  Copper engraving. Crease at center fold of map.  50 x 58 cm.  14-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches.  Colored coat of arms of Pescia at top of map.   Birds-eye-view representation of the Pescia River and Tuscany, Italy, with 14 labeled points of interest described in lower-left margin.   The cartographer, Pierre Mortier established himself in the field of cartographical publishing by offering editions of French maps, primarily Sanson's and Jaillot's to a public tired of the great but dated Dutch offerings. Working on a scale larger than the typical Dutch folio map and providing the new insights of French geography, he was immensely successful.  Mortier reprinted and expanded Blaeu's "Theatrum Civitatum Italiae".  This is a well-preserved example of his work. Scattered light stains bordering image.  Illustrations remain clear and crisp, with vivid colors. A superior print in excellent condition.

  • Product Code: 1103020021
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $550.00
  • Ex Tax: $550.00


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