C1742

Carte Topographique Du Diocese Senlis.

Mapmaker:

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

Superb and scarce large C18th  map of of the area surrounding Senlis the Roman town in central France 50km from Paris. Insets of the walled town of Senlis and Crespy. Much detail is included on the map, including forests, abbeys, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte Topographique Du Diocese Senlis.

Date:

C1742

Mapmaker:

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

Condition:

Small repaired split in fold and a small area of staining at lower centre fold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

625mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Topographique Du Diocese Senlis. - Antique Print from 1742

Genuine antique
dated:

1742

Description:

Superb and scarce large C18th  map of of the area surrounding Senlis the Roman town in central France 50km from Paris. Insets of the walled town of Senlis and Crespy. Much detail is included on the map, including forests, abbeys, places of worship, water and wind mills.

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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