Very detailed, antique map of the northwestern part of France by G. de l'Isle. Shows the Département Pas-de-Calais with Lille, Cambrai, Arras, Abbeville, Boulogne-sur-Mer and Calais. Top right a large title cartouche.
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 Pas-de-Calais. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1740.
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