La Pologne. Dressée sur ce qu'en ent donné Starovolsk, Beauplan, Hartnoch, et autres auteurs. Rectifiee par les Observations d'Hevelius etc
|Title||La Pologne. Dressée sur ce qu'en ent donné Starovolsk, Beauplan, Hartnoch, et autres auteurs. Rectifiee par les Observations d'Hevelius etc |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G6520_1703_L5_Pologne.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1703 |
|Publisher||L'Isle, Guillaume de 1675-1726|
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Original Source||"Atlas Nouveau." L'Isle, Guillaume de. Paris: Guillaume de L'Isle, 1742? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche lower left corner:
" La Pologne. Dressée sur ce qu'en ent donné Starovolsk, Beauplan, Hartnoch, et autres auteurs. Rectifiee par les Observations d'Hevelius etc Par Guillaume Del ‘Isle Geographe de l'Academie Royale des Sciences A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur le Quai de l'Horloge al Aigle dOr. Avec Privilege du Roy."
Text at bottom of cartouche from previous imprint is visible but not legible.
Printed in center of bottom edge is a scale comparing common Polish leagues, Prussian leagues and German leagues.
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Depicts Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus as Russian "Muscovie, " Prussia, northern Hungary, "Duche de Curlande, " "Liyonie, " the southeast tip of Sweden and part of eastern Germany. Of note, Poland has been divided into "Petitie Pologne" and "Grande Pologne." Also depicted is part of the Baltic Sea. Surrounding the title cartouche are figures on horseback blowing trumpets and the heads of two native men wearing costume. Supporting the cartouche at the bottom is a large tortoise.
Scale: c.a. 1: 2, 600, 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 predecssors" 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 map was most likely published in de L'Isle's "Atlas Nouveau" (David Rumsey Cartography Associates).
David Rumsey Cartography Associates. "La Pologne. / Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1727; Covens et Mortier / 1742." Accessed 26 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)||Poland-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Lithuania-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Ukraine-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Belarus-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP038 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G6520 1703 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||48 x 62 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Some foxing stains evident. Has binder's guard. Brown stains on lower left of verso. Some color has bled through to verso. |
|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/maps1150246-31217.html . |