Antique map of Great Britain and Ireland by Guillaume de l'Isle. This is the Covens & Mortier edition of the detailed map by G. de l'Isle. With England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, parts of the Netherlands and the south of Norway. A splendid title cartouche to the upper left.
Somewhat stained, centrefold backed at the bottom. Very good condition with old outline colour. Never framed before.
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: Les Isles Britanniques ou sont le Royaumes d'Angleterre.
Old coloured map of the British Isles. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.
British Isles - de l'Isle, Guillaume - Les Isles Britanniques ou sont le Royaumes...