Impressive and very rare plan of Brussels by Covens & Mortier. This city plan is engraved by F. De Bakker and published in Amsterdam after 1712. The plan is a copy of the Herrewyn plan, issued by Fricx in 1711. The main buildings have been represented individually and streetnames are in Flemish. The crooked street near the rue de Terre-Neuve, the Beguinage and the alleys all correspond with the Herrewyn paln, the newly built charitable institution is not mentioned yet and the fire-stuck gate is still standing. The French legend with its 112 entries has been changed slightly and a scale has been added. We only could locate three copies of this plan in international libraries.
On heavy paper, strong and clear impression. Minor staining in margin. Excellent 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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