Pieter Mortier

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Matthew 7:2-5 - The Parable of the Mote and the Beam, ca. 1700

Pieter Mortier (1661–1711) was an 18th-century mapmaker and engraver from the Northern Netherlands.

Biography[edit]

Mortier was born in Leiden. According to Houbraken, David van der Plas worked with him on etchings for Bybelsche Tafereelen (Bible stories), published in Amsterdam in 1700.[1]

According to the RKD he was the father of Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783), who in partnership with Johannes Covens I (1697-1774) began the map publishing company Covens & Mortier (1721-1866).[2] He traveled to Paris in 1681-1685 and won the privilege in 1690 of publishing maps and atlases by French publishers in Amsterdam.[2] He used this privilege to win a similar set of privileges for printing an "illustrated print bible" in 1700.[2] He died in Amsterdam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Pierre Mortier Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c Pierre Mortier in the RKD

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