Fine old coloured map of the Southern Hemisphere. First published by Guillaume de L'Isle in 1714, this is the edition by Covens and Mortier printed in Amsterdam around 1730. It shows the complete Southern Hemisphere up to the Equator.
The de l'Isle map is known for its meticulous presentation of the routes of the great discoveries of the 16th and 17th Century, including Magellan (1520), the first and second voyage of Mendaña (1568 and 1595), Quiros and Gallegos (1616), Le Maire (1616), Halley (1700), Dampier (1700), Louis S. (1708 ) and Tasman (1642). New Zealand and Australia with partly speculative coast lines.
|Cartographer||Guillaume de l'Isle|
|Title||Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Australes...|
|Publisher, Year||Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730|
|Plate Size||47.0 x 46.0 cm (18.5 x 18.1 inches)|
|Sheet Size||53.0 x 62.0 cm (20.9 x 24.4 inches)|
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