Carte Particuliere Des Costes De Bretagne qui Comprend Morlaix, Saint Paul de Leon, les Sept Isles, et L’Isle. Faite par ordre Exprez Du Roy de France is from the collection of charts produced by Pierre Mortier and Huibert Jaillot titled Le Neptune Francois, 1693. Mortier re-engraved the plates after the original French prototype Neptune Francois by Charles Pene and others in an edition and added to the titles “Levée et Gravée par ordre du Roy à Paris 1693” though they were engraved, colored and published in Amsterdam by Mortier. This hand-colored engraving is in good condition with the original fold and minor foxing. The outer left border edge has some normal wear.
Pierre Mortier (1661-1711) was a cartographer, engraver and print seller. Mortier 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.