Carte du Paraguay du Chili du Detroit de Magellan...

Guillaume de l'Isle (*1675 - 1726)
Old coloured map of South America. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

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Description

Old coloured map of the southern part of South America after Guillaume de l'Isle. This is the Covens & Mortier version of the G. de l'Isle map. Shows Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil, Patagonia and the Strait of Magellan. The routes of the 16th and 17th century explorers and navigators in the Atlantic and Pacific are marked. A magnificent title cartouche to the lower left.

Details

CartographerGuillaume de l'Isle
TitleCarte du Paraguay du Chili du Detroit de Magellan...
Publisher, YearCovens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730
Plate Size49.0 x 57.0 cm (19.3 x 22.4 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 63.0 cm (20.9 x 24.8 inches)

Condition

Creased to the left of the centrefold. Good conditions with old colours. Never framed before.

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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Old coloured map of South America. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

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