Houten, Netherlands: Hes & De Graaf, 2009. hardcover. Hes & De Graaf: 2009. New. Folio (12.75" x 9.75"). 600 pp., illustrated with almost 500 high quality color images. Comes with CD-ROM as issued. Red gilt cloth binding with dust jacket. fine / fine.
Extensive and most up to date history of one of the most prolific Dutch map publishers, Covens and Mortier. Van Egmond details every aspect of the 17th, 18th and 19th century Dutch mapmaking industry from financing to distribution, from contemporary competition to commercial cartography, all illustrated with brilliant examples of the publishing house's works throughout the centuries. This compendium is an excellent reference for collectors and scholars, as well as a historical narrative for novices interested in the Dutch map trade.