1 April 2014
MORTIER, Pierre (1661-1711). Carte Particuliere de Virginie, Maryland, Pennsilvanie, La Nouvelle Jarsey Orient et Occidentale. Amsterdam, ca. 1696.
Engraved map of the mid-Atlantic coast line with contemporary outline coloring, image 542 x 810 mm (638 x 947 mm sheet). (Very minor spotting, mostly marginal.)
A large scale sea chart of the mid-Atlantic coast line from Staten Island New York to Cape Henry, showing New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Viginia including the Chesapeake Bay, with English place names. The chart published by Pierre Mortier for Alexis-Hubert Jaillot in Le Neptune François, ou Atlas Nouveau des Cartes Marines. The map is based on John Thornton & William Fisher's chart of 1689 published in The English Pilot, The Forth Book, which was derived from an important and rare Augustine Herrman map.
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