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Publisher: L'ISLE, G. de.
Title: Atlas composite.
Published in: Paris, 1700-1727
Size: 21.7 x 16.9 inches.
55.0 x 43.0 cm.

In original o/l colours.
Condition: Folio with 93 maps, contemp. mottled brown calf, richly gilded spine. Very good condition. Size of binding 550x430mm.
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A composite atlas including 93 double page maps on very sound paper and with fine contemporary out line colour. The maps are dated between 1700 et 1727 except for one map of France by Buache dated 1745.
The atlas includes three maps bearing the name "Mer de Corée" ou "Mer Orientale" (Sea of the East) : Mappemonde (Mer Orientale) - Carte d'Asie (Mer de Corée) - Carte des Indes et de la Chine (Mer Orientale ou Mer de Corée).
"The map of Canada by Del'Isle is one of the most outstanding maps of either the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries". It is the first printed map to show Detroit, only two years after the founding of that village by Cadillac and the first to mention a settlement at Chicago. (Kershaw, Early printed maps of Canada, 311, Fourth state).
The map "Carte de la Louisiane" is known for its detailed depiction of the states adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico region and the Mississippi River. It is also the first printed map to show a variant name for Texas (Teijas) and the land routes of many of the explorers of previous centuries. Shows New Oleans.

Composition :
Mappemonde – Hémisphère septentrional – Hémisphère méridional – Hémisphère oriental– Hémisphère occidental
– carte de l’Europe – carte de l’Angleterre – carte des Couronnes du Nord – Suite de la même Carte – carte du Danemark – carte de la Moscovie – Suite – carte de France – carte de la Prévosté de Paris – Plan de Paris – carte du Diocèse de Senlis – carte du Diocèse de Beauvais – carte de la Picardie – carte de la Champagne – Suite – carte d’Orléans – carte de la Touraine – carte du Maine – carte de Normandie – carte de Bourgogne – Suite – carte du Bordelois – carte du Béarn Bigorre – carte de Narbone – carte de Beziers – carte de Provence – carte des Pays-Bas Catholiques – carte de l’Artois – carte de la Frandre – carte du Hainaut – carte du Brabant – carte des Provinces Unies – carte d’Allemagne – carte du Cours du Rhin – Suite – Suite – carte de Souabe – Suite – carte de Neuchatel – carte de la Suisse – carte de la Pologne – carte de l’Espagne – carte de l’Italie – carte du Piemont Monferrat – Suite – carte de la Sicile – carte de la Hongrie – Suite – carte de la Grèce – carte d’Asie – carte de la Turquie – carte de la Mer Caspienne – carte de la Tartarie – Suite – carte de la Perse – carte de l’Inde, Chine - carte de la côte de Malabar – carte de l’isle de Ceilan – carte de la Tartarie
– carte de l’Afrique – carte des côtes de Barbarie – carte du Senegal – carte d’Asie et d’Egypte – carte des Cafres
– carte de l’Amérique – carte du Canada – Cours du Mississipi – carte du Mexique et de la Floride – carte de St. Domingue – carte des isles Antilles – carte de la Martinique – carte du Perou – carte du Paraguay
– Orbis Vetus – Theatrum Historicum – Suite – Graecia – Suite – Italia – Suite – Sicilia – Alexandri Imperium – Retraite des dix Mille – Affrica – Civitas… - Delphinatus – Descriptio Imperii Romani – Tabula provinciarum romanorum – Descriptio imperii orientalis. With a manuscript list in contemporary pen and ink of the maps bound in the atlas.

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