C1700

Cartede de l’isle de Ceylan par le sr. de L’Isle Geographe 1700

Mapmaker:

Guillaume Delisle (1675 - 1726)

Rare first edition of de Isle’s spectacular map of Ceylon with an ornate title at lower left and scale of distances at upper right, on watermarked paper. Dated 1700 within title cartouche. This map is usually found in muh later … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Cartede de l’isle de Ceylan par le sr. de L’Isle Geographe 1700

Date:

C1700

Mapmaker:

Guillaume Delisle (1675 - 1726)

Condition:

Left margin reinstated, four worm holes filled, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

565mm 
x 415mm

Paper Size: 

615mm 
x 445mm
AUTHENTICITY
Cartede de l'isle de Ceylan par le sr. de L'Isle Geographe 1700 - Antique Map from 1700

Genuine antique
dated:

1700

Description:

Rare first edition of de Isle’s spectacular map of Ceylon with an ornate title at lower left and scale of distances at upper right, on watermarked paper. Dated 1700 within title cartouche. This map is usually found in muh later editions published by Covens and Mortier.

From L’Isle, de’Guillaume, Atlas Nouveau, Contenant Toutes Les Parties Du Monde  

Mapmaker:

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 theAcademie Royale des Sciencesand 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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