Covens & Mortier : a map publishing house in Amsterdam, 1685-1866 /

Summary: The 18th century Dutch map trade could build on their reputation that originated from the Golden Age much longer than was assumed until now. The Amsterdam publishing company Covens & Mortier (1685-1866) has played an important part in this process. Most likely this company was the large...

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Author / Creator:Egmond, Marco van.
Imprint:Houten : Hes & De Graaf, 2009.
Description:600 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 33 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Language:English
Series:Utrecht Studies in the history of cartography ; 8
Utrechtse historisch-kartografische Studies ; 8.
Subject:Cóvens et Mortier.
Cóvens et Mortier.
Cartography -- History.
Cartography -- Netherlands -- History.
Cartography.
Netherlands.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7844170
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Varying Form of Title:Covens and Mortier : a map publishing house in Amsterdam, 1685-1866
Covens & Mortier : 1685-1866
ISBN:9789061942207
9061942209
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary:Summary: The 18th century Dutch map trade could build on their reputation that originated from the Golden Age much longer than was assumed until now. The Amsterdam publishing company Covens & Mortier (1685-1866) has played an important part in this process. Most likely this company was the largest map trader of his days. Thousand of maps were brought almost industrially on the market by Covens & Mortier and all members of this firm were gifted with a great commercial talent. This book offers an overview of the history of this important publishing company. It focuses on the cartographic stock of Covens & Mortier and the way that the publications were produced and distributed. It also informs you about the cartographic innovations which were introduced by this firm, and the importance of Covens & Mortier for the development of commercial cartography at home and abroad.

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