Carte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy

Guillaume de l'Isle (*1675 - 1726)
Coloured map of the American continent. Printed circa 1763.

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Description

Hand colored engraving showing North and South America.

Details

CartographerGuillaume de l'Isle
TitleCarte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy
Publisher, Yearcirca 1763
Plate Size48.5 x 61.0 cm (19.1 x 24.0 inches)

Condition

Good engraving on heavy paper and nice hand colour. Minor creases, small top margin. Overall very good conditions.

Cartographer

The de L'Isle family was one of the most influential Geographers of the early 18th century in France. Claude de L'Isle, born 1644, had four sons, of which Guillaume was the most notable. Guillaume was born 1675 and became member of the Académie Royale des Sciences with the age of twenty-seven, and was honoured later with the title Premier Géographe du Roi. His largest project, the Atlas de Géographie, was published until 1774 in Paris and Amsterdam (Covens and Mortier). He died in 1726.

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Guillaume de l'Isle: Carte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy.
Coloured map of the American continent. Printed circa 1763.

America Continent - de l'Isle, Guillaume - Carte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy

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