Carte de Provence et des Terres Adjacentes
|Title||Carte de Provence et des Terres Adjacentes |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G5833_P7_1715_L5.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1715 |
|Publisher||L'Isle, Guillaume de 1675-1726|
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Original Source||"Atlas de Geographie." L'Isle, Guillaume de. Paris: Guillaume de L'Isle, 1731. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in top border:
" Carte de Provence et des Terres Adjacentes Par Guillaume. Del Isle de l'Academie. Rle. Des Sciences A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Horloge avec Privilege Octobre 1715."
Printed in upper left is a key explaining symbols used in map for villages, burgs, abbeys, chateaus, commanderies, parishes and vaults. Key also explains abbreviations for principality, duchy, land owned by a marquis, county, land owned by a viscount, barony, adjoining land, Roman roads and other roads.
Printed in upper left corner is a scale comparing common French leagues and leagues of Provence.
Printed in lower left corner:
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Depicts Provence as well as parts of the neighboring regions including Languedoc to the west and Nice to the east. Also shows the Gulf of Lyon, the Gulf of Genoa, the Rhone River and the Durance River.
Scale: c.a. 1:410, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726) was a cartographer and the Premier Geographer to the King in France beginning in 1718. His family played a significant part in the world of French cartography in the eighteenth century. At age 9, he drew his first map and at age 27 he became a member of the Académie Royale des Sciences. He studied under Jacques Cassini, acquiring knowledge in both mathematics and astronomy. Due to his academic background and his "critical approach to the maps of his predecessors" he became known as the first "scientific cartographer" (Moreland and Bannister, 132). Among his works are "Globe, map of the world and the four continents" (1700), "Atlas de Géographie" (1700-12), "Mississippi" (1701), "Carte du Mexique et de la Floride…" (c.a. 1703), "Carte de la Louisiane et du Mississippi" (1718) and posthumously, "Atlas Noveau" (1730 and later). Following his death, his widow took up the business with a partner, Philippe Buache (Tooley 395; Moreland and Bannister, 131-2).|
This particular map was most likely published and removed from a copy of De L'Isle's "Atlas de Geographie."
David Rumsey Cartography Associates. "David Rumsey Collection: Carte de Provence et des terres adjacentes. Par Guillaume delIsle, Pre." Accessed 20 Mar 2009.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Provence-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP029 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G5833 P7 1715 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||G5833 P7 1715 L5 |
|Condition||Has binder's guard. Some browning around edges. Slight darkening along centerfold. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||David Rumsey Cartography Associates, http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2866~290053:Carte-de-Provence-et-des-terres-adj . National Library of Scotland. |