C1742

Parties Orientale du Gouvernement General de languedoc.

Mapmaker:

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

$A 225

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S/N: EU-FRA-006–185034
(F18)

Full Title:

Parties Orientale du Gouvernement General de languedoc.

Date:

C1742

Mapmaker:

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675 - 1726)

Engraver:

Covens & Mortier 

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

460mm 
x 600mm

Paper Size: 

525mm 
x 635mm

Description:

Good strong impression of this map of the Languedoc region in Southern France, one of the largest wine-producing regions in the country. The lower part of the map shows the Gulf de Lion in the south with the port city of Marseilles in the lower right. 

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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