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Publisher: DE L'ISLE, G.
Title: Mappe-Monde dressée sur les observations de M.rs. De L'Academie Royale des Sciences ..
Published in: Paris, 1707
   
Size: 16.7 x 25.4 inches.
42.5 x 64.5 cm.
Colouring:

In original o/l colours.
Condition: Reinforced in lower part along center fold, some crease marks, slightly brown spotting. Good impression.
Condition Rating

Scarce and early state of the world map published c. 1707, by Delisles with the imprint "Chez l’Auteur sur le Quai de l’Horloge a la Couronne de Diamans, 1700". An intermediary state between the second and third state with the imprint altered to "Quai de l’Horloge a la Couronne de Diamans", "a la Couronne de Diamans" will be removed c. 1708.

Guillaume de L'Isle became one of the foremost geographers of his age. He was tutored by Jean-Dominique Cassini and at the age of 25 produced a globe, maps of the four continents, and this his first world map. He 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 world map is framed within an elegant cartouche at the top, balanced on either side by a flowing banner..
On the map are marked the tracks of the principal circumnavigators.
Reference: Shirley, The Mapping of the World, 603



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