Map of a Part of China, the Philippine Islands, the Isles of Sunda, the Moluccas, the Papuans


This 18th-century map of southeast Asia and parts of China was published in Amsterdam by the firm of Covens and Mortier. Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) built up a business that prospered by publishing new editions of atlases by Alexis Hubert Jaillot, Nicolas de Fer, and other French mapmakers. Mortier also acquired the stock of the Dutch mapmaker Frederik de Wit and the right to reprint his maps. When Mortier died, the business passed to his son Cornelis (1699-1783). In 1721, Cornelis married the sister of Johannes Covens (1697-1774). In the same year, Cornelis Mortier and his brother-in-law founded the firm of Covens and Mortier. Their maps and atlases were among the best known cartographic publications of the century. The title of this map is in French, but many of the place names and notes have been translated into Dutch.

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Cóvens e Mortier, Amsterdam


Title in Original Language

Carte d'une partie de la Chine, les isles Philippines, de la Sonde, Molusques, de Papoesi

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1 hand colored engraved map; 55.6 x 50.2 centimeters

Last updated: January 8, 2018