Carte Particulaire Des Costes De Bretagne Depuis Le Cap de Frehel, Jusques a Perros, & L’Isle Tome. This large sea scale chart shows part of the northwestern coast of France, in the region of Brittany extending from the Cap Frehal west to the Perros-Guirec commune, including the island of Tome. A key in the upper right corner describes the quality of the terrains along the coast and there are islands and coastal settlements with villages, forts and ports that are labeled. There is an extensive display of rhumb lines throughout. This hand-colored engraving is in good condition with the original fold and minor foxing.
Pierre( Pieter) Mortier ( 1661-1711) a cartographer, engraver and print seller grew up in Amsterdam and moved to Paris in 1681 where he got into the book trade.In 1685 he moved back to Amsterdam where he specialized in French books. Mortier’s French connections gave him access to most of the famous French cartographers. He began to issue high quality editions of previously printed contemporary French maps. His greatest achievement was the nautical atlas Le Neptune Francois. Mortier’s charts are considered some of the most beautiful sea charts ever made.