Carte de France Dressée pour l'Usage du Roy en Avril 1721.

Guillaume de l'Isle (*1675 - 1726)
Coloured map of France. Printed in Paris in the year 1731.

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Description

Copper engraved map of France by G. de l'Isle. Showing many detail and has one nice cartouche. From "Atlas de Geographie".

Details

CartographerGuillaume de l'Isle
TitleCarte de France Dressée pour l'Usage du Roy en Avril 1721.
Publisher, YearParis, 1731
Plate Size48.5 x 62.5 cm (19.1 x 24.6 inches)
Sheet Size54.3 x 71.7 cm (21.4 x 28.2 inches)

Condition

Several tears in margin backed with Japan paper.

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 de France Dressée pour l'Usage du Roy en Avril 1721..
Coloured map of France. Printed in Paris in the year 1731.

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