C1730

Mappe-monde. Dressee sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Academie Royale des Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires de plus recens.

Mapmaker:

Guillaume deL'Isle (1675 - 1726)

Superb double hemisphere world map, with the title cartouche elaborately surrounded by allegorical figures representing the four continents. Europe is portrayed as a land of abundance while Africa is depicted with a lion, Asia the seat of Religion carries a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappe-monde. Dressee sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Academie Royale des Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires de plus recens.

Date:

C1730

Mapmaker:

Guillaume deL'Isle (1675 - 1726)

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

645mm 
x 425mm

Frame Size: 

925mm 
x 710mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe-monde. Dressee sur les observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires de plus recens. - Antique Map from 1730

Genuine antique
dated:

1730

Description:

Superb double hemisphere world map, with the title cartouche elaborately surrounded by allegorical figures representing the four continents. Europe is portrayed as a land of abundance while Africa is depicted with a lion, Asia the seat of Religion carries a smoking censer while America is depicted as a robed female with child. Australia and New Zealand are shown according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his two voyages although only his first voyage (1742) tracks are shown. America&#8217s north west coast is shown uncharted and California is not shown as an island. The map includes numerous tracks of voyages of exploration, including Dampier, le Maire, Magellan, Medana, Schouten etc The de L’isle family of map makers were a major influence on French C18th cartography. Guillaume was said to have produced his first map at the age of nine and elected as a member of the Academie Royaledes Sciences at 27. Later he was appointed to the highest honour as &#8216Premier Geographe du Roi&#8217. Ref: Shirley 603 (1700)

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 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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