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De L’Isle – COVENS AND MORTIER. - Mappe-Monde dressé sur les observations de.. par M.de L'Isle

De L’Isle – COVENS AND MORTIER. - Mappe-Monde dressé sur les observations de.. par M.de L'Isle
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Title : Mappe-Monde dressé sur les observations de.. par M.de L'Isle.
Map maker : De L’Isle – COVENS AND MORTIER..
Date : Amsterdam, 1720.
Size : 19.7 x 25.3 inches. / 50.0 x 64.2 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :Guillaume de L'Isle was one of the first, in his world map, to correct the extended length of the Mediterranean, and to give back to California its true peninsular formation. However, unlike Jaillot, he appears to link New Guinea to Australia.

The title to this huge world map is framed within an elegant cartouche at the top, balanced on either side by a flowing banner.
There are four geographical circles in the corners: along the bottom there is an expanse of sea dotted with ships on either side of the cartouche. On the map are marked the tracks of the principal circumnavigators.
With beautifully coloured cartouches.


Condition : Some restored tears in the margins and corners but good impression. Left and right margin cut short as issued and restored.


ID: 97672

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