C1752

Tabula Geographica Partis Septentrionalis Maris Pacifici Cum Adjacentibus Regionibus …….

Mapmaker:

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Scarce map by Leonard Euler of De L’Isle’s map of the Russian Discoveries in the North Pacific and northwest coast of America. An elaborate title cartouche is at top centre and with two oval portraits of natives of Kamchatka and  Louisiana … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Tabula Geographica Partis Septentrionalis Maris Pacifici Cum Adjacentibus Regionibus …….

Date:

C1752

Mapmaker:

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 330mm
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Tabula Geographica Partis Septentrionalis Maris Pacifici Cum Adjacentibus Regionibus ....... - Antique Map from 1752

Genuine antique
dated:

1752

Description:

Scarce map by Leonard Euler of De L’Isle’s map of the Russian Discoveries in the North Pacific and northwest coast of America. An elaborate title cartouche is at top centre and with two oval portraits of natives of Kamchatka and  Louisiana in the corners.

The map records the discoveries made by the Russians expeditions in 1723, 1732 and 1741, as well as the tracks of; Bering’s two voyages, Joseph Nicolas Delisle’s and Captain Tchirikow in 1741, De Frondat’s in 1709, and the route of the Spanish galleons in 1743.

It also outlines the imaginary cartographic theories of Philippe Buache who a leading figure in the French School of Theoretical Cartography for the first time. The west coast of North America is entirely fictitious north of Cap Blanc with an enormous Sea of the West, Lac Valasco, Isle of Bernarda.

From, Euler’s, Atlas geographicus omnes orbis terrarum regiones…

Image size :330mm x 385mm (13.2″ x 15.4″)

Condition: In good condition, with centre fold as issued. Original hand colouring

Louis P. Kissajukian 
est. 1979

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Mapmaker:

Leonhard Euler (1707 – 1783)

Euler was one of greatest mathematicians of the period of Enlightement. Born in Switzerland but worked most of his life in Russia and Germany. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory.

Euler’s involvement with cartography began by his tuition by the great French cartographer Delisle who had been invited to work at the Petersburg Academy Observatory. Delisle taught Euler astronomy and observational techniques with telescopes and other instruments. In September 1734 Delisle suggested that Euler work with a three foot quadrant prior to working independently making observations the following month. The results of Euler’s research and observation into determining longitude, led later to the formation of the geography department of the academy.

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