Carte Du Bourdelois Du Perigord et des Provinces Voisines
Guillaume De L'Isle (1675-1726)
510mm x 650mm (20.08" x 25.59")
Lower right corner has 25mm x 10mm piece missing but will matt over leaving margins. Aging to right hand side margin, otherwise in good condition.
Availability: In stock
Map showing the provinces of P�rigord and the wine-growing region of Bourdelois, around Bordeaux. The P�rigord was one of the main battlegrounds between the French and English in the Hundred Years’ War during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The De L’Isle family of mapmakers were a major influence on eighteenth-century French cartography. Guillaume produced his first map at the age of nine and was elected to the Academie Royale des Sciences at twenty-seven. He later received the high honour of being appointed the Premier Geographe du Roi.