This is an original work by Allard which Koeman states ‘are very decorative, well-composed and up-to-date. They surpass the then obsolete maps by Blaeu and Janssonius’. This plate came into the hands of Johannes Covens and Cornelis Mortier, one of the most successful publishers in eighteenth century Amsterdam. At first their imprint was added to the bottom of the plate only before a fourth state replaced that of Allard in the title also. Provenance: Loeb-Larocque 1978, private English collection. Koeman (1967-70) I Al.5; refer Shirley (1988) Allard 3. Provenance: acquired from Doreen Green 2005; private English collection.