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Records: 1 to 6 of 6
 West Indies 

COVENS & MORTIER. [18th century map of Martinique]
Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique Colonie Françoise de l'une des Isles Antilles de L'Amerique. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. 480 x 595mm. Very fine impression.
Map of Martinique after De L'Isle and Buache, marking each town, plantation house, windmill, watermill, and sugar works.
[Ref: 12311]    £650.00 ($831 • €750 rates)

 South America 

COVENS & MORTIER. [South America]
L'Amerique Meridionale. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 485 x 585mm.
A fine map of South America with an ornate cartouche containing the title and scale.
[Ref: 13679]    £680.00 ($870 • €785 rates)

 Northern Africa 

COVENS & MORTIER. [18th century map of Egypt, focusing on the Nile]
Carte de l'Egypte et le cours du Nil... Amsterdam, c.1745. Outline colour. 630 x 480mm.
Detailed map of Egypt showing the delineation of the River Nile. Inserts show the Nile delta according to Herodotum, Strabonem, Diodorum, Plinium and Ptolemaeum.
[Ref: 16069]    £650.00 ($831 • €750 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [Silesia during the First Silesian War]
Sup.s et Inferioris Ducatus Silesiae In Suos XVII Minores Principatus et Dominia divisi nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1741. Original colour. 505 x 600mm. Paper lightly toned.
Map of Silesia with an inset plan of Breslau held aloft by putti. In 1740 the Prussians had invaded Silesia as part of the War of the Austrian Succession, a war that included North America and India as well as Europe. This campaign, known as the First Silesian War, ended with most of Silesia being transferred to Prussia by the Treaty of Berlin in 1742.
[Ref: 12270]    £400.00 ($512 • €462 rates)


COVENS, Johannes &.MORTIER, Cornelis. [18th century map of Russia with beautiful original colour]
Imperii Russici sive Moscoviae. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 450 x 560mm.
A finely-coloured map of Russia, with a fine title cartouche featuring the Imperial Eagle.
[Ref: 13693]    £500.00 ($640 • €577 rates)

COVENS & MORTIER. [A rare silk campaign map of the Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735-9)]
Theatrum Belli ad Borysthenem Tyram & Danubium Fluvios gesti A.o MDCCXXVIII. St Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Science & Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c.1738. 550 x 670mm. Splits to folds reinforced on verso.
A rare printing on silk of this uncommon, separately issued map of Moldavia and Ukraine, extending from Hungary to the Crimea. It was published by the Russian Royal Academy of Science for the Russo-Austrian-Turkish War (1735-9). The Russians had two main objectives: stopping the raids of the Crimean Tatars into the Ukraine and, more importantly, gaining access to the Black Sea. The war started well, with armies under Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich & General Peter Lacy (born in Ireland) capturing a number of important fortresses, including Azov, Perekop & Karasubazar. However the defeat of Austria and the threat of both plague and war with Sweden forced the Russians to the negotiating table, where they gave up its claims to Crimea and Moldavia in the Treaty of Nis. Printing a map on silk made it much easier to carry, so it is likely that it was issued for officers in the Russian army to keep in their pockets. The silk could take more punishment than paper, being folded more easily and not weakened when wet. However not being stored within protective boards in a rich man's library make them less likely to survive. Thus examples of silk maps of this age are extremely rare.
[Ref: 11718]    £4,000.00 ($5,116 • €4,616 rates)

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