C1720

Mappemonde a l’usage du Roy. Par Guillaume Delisle Premier Geographe de S.M.

Superb large c.18th French map of the world with the date April 15th 1720 by Guillaume De l’Isle, one of the most important cartographers of the period. Very decorative c.18th double hemisphere world map with a sumptuous Rococo style title … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappemonde a l’usage du Roy. Par Guillaume Delisle Premier Geographe de S.M.

Date:

C1720

Condition:

Small repaired worm hole at right hand edge of map, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

680mm 
x 440mm

Paper Size: 

760mm 
x 532mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappemonde a l'usage du Roy. Par Guillaume Delisle Premier Geographe de S.M. - Antique Map from 1720

Genuine antique
dated:

1720

Description:

Superb large c.18th French map of the world with the date April 15th 1720 by Guillaume De l’Isle, one of the most important cartographers of the period.

Very decorative c.18th double hemisphere world map with a sumptuous Rococo style title at top with a long ribbon extending along the width of the map. The map depicts Australia and New Zealand with the discoveries made by early Dutch voyages and Abel Tasman’s on his two voyages of exploration of the Southland 1642-44. Noted are the Trial Islands near present-day Dampier, off Australia’s north west coast which were named after the English ship the Trial, wrecked in 1622 and remained incorrectly positioned on charts for two hundred years.

The tracks of: Abel Tasman, Mendana, Halley, Magellan, Quiros are shown.

From, de l’Isle, G. Atlas Geographique.

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 3456.

Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/btv1b5971449h
National Library Australia: Bib ID 2215349
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 4764.002
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBERS M2 100/1728/1 (1757 edition)

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

L'Isle was the leading French cartographer of the C18th and renowned 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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