Impressive and very rare plan of Gent by Covens & Mortier. This city plan seems to be engraved by F. De Bakker and published in Amsterdam after 1720. The plan is a close copy to the plan issued by Fricx in 1711. The main buildings have been represented individually. Several changes to the Fricx plan occurs. The extensive legend has 82 entries. We only could locate a handful copies of this plan in libraries.
On heavy paper, strong and clear impression. Perfect conditions.
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. They have re-issued Atlases of Sanson, de l'Isle, Visscher and de Wit.
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Covens and Mortier: Plan de la ville et citadelle de Gand qui fut assigée par les Hauts-Allièz le 18 décembre 1708, où l'on ouvrit la....
Antique map of Gent, Ghent. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1740.
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