C1742

Dioecesis Biterrae

Mapmaker:

Covens & Mortier

Superb and scarce large C18th  map of of South-western France. Much detail is included on the map, including forests, abbeys, places of worship, water and wind mills. Covens & Mortier issue of this map.

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S/N: EU-FRA-037–185030
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Full Title:

Dioecesis Biterrae

Date:

C1742

Mapmaker:

Covens & Mortier

Condition:

Small stain at lower centrefold. otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

595mm 
x 490mm

Paper Size: 

650mm 
x 530mm
AUTHENTICITY
Dioecesis Biterrae - Antique Print from 1742

Genuine antique
dated:

1742

Description:

Superb and scarce large C18th  map of of South-western France. Much detail is included on the map, including forests, abbeys, places of worship, water and wind mills.

Covens & Mortier issue of this map.

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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