C1742

Carte de la Beauce du Gatinos de la Sologne et ....

Mapmaker:

Guillaume Delisle (1675 - 1726)

Rare C18th map of the Sologne a region of north-central France extending over portions of the departments of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Cher. The map is centred around the town of Orleans. Issued by Covens & Mortier

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Full Title:

Carte de la Beauce du Gatinos de la Sologne et ….

Date:

C1742

Mapmaker:

Guillaume Delisle (1675 - 1726)

Condition:

Split and waterstained lower centre margin. Lower margin trimmed close.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 520mm

Paper Size: 

640mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la Beauce du Gatinos de la Sologne et .... - Antique Print from 1742

Genuine antique
dated:

1742

Description:

Rare C18th map of the Sologne a region of north-central France extending over portions of the departments of Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Cher. The map is centred around the town of Orleans.

Issued by Covens & Mortier

Biography:

Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726)

Leading French cartographer of the C18th who was reknown for the accuracy of his maps.

He studied under Jean Cassini and from an early age showed his talent. At the age of 27 Delisle was admitted to the Academie Royale des Sciences and by 1718 he had been made the Royal Geographer. His maps reflect his scientific approach to map making by including the most up to date cartographic information as well as the use of new astronomical information. Where he was unable to verify information conclusively, he would note the fact on his maps.

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