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Covens & Mortier: La Norvegue

Map: SCAN2507
 
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: La Norvegue
Date: c. 1730
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 12 inches / 31 cm
Height: 9 inches / 23 cm
Map ref: SCAN2507
Description:
Famously distorted version of Norway first issued by Pieter van der Aa in 1714 and here re-issued by Covens and Mortier after they acquired the plates.

Van der Aa was far better known as a publisher and compiler of maps and prints rather than a cartographer but as an exception this extremely distorted map of Norway does not seem to have an original source, suggesting that it was his own work. Original hand colour. [SCAN2507]