Carte Des Courones Du Nord Dediée. Autres Puissantet Tres Invincible Prince Charles XII. Roy De Suede, Des Gots Et Des Vandales Grand Ducde Finlande De &c&c&c.
|Title||Carte Des Courones Du Nord Dediée. Autres Puissantet Tres Invincible Prince Charles XII. Roy De Suede, Des Gots Et Des Vandales Grand Ducde Finlande De &c&c&c. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G6910_1706_L5_Scandinavia.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1706 |
|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, 1735. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Two sheets taped together to form one map.
Printed in cartouche in upper left corner:
"Carte Des Courones Du Nord Dediée. Autres Puissantet Tres Invincible Prince Charles XII. Roy De Suede, Des Gots Et Des Vandales Grand Ducde Finlande De &c&c&c. Par son tres humble et tres obeisant Serviteur Guillaume De l'Isle de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences 1706."
Printed beneath cartouche:
"A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur le Quai de l'Horloge a avec Privilege du Roy."
Text beneath cartouche from previous imprint is visible but not legible.
Printed in lower right corner is a scale comparing Swedish leagues, German leagues, Norwegian leagues and marine leagues.
Printed at bottom of scale:
"Gravé par Liébaux le fils."
Depicts Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, "Livonie, " part of Russia, part of Lithuania, and northern Poland. Also depicted is the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Surrounding the title cartouche are two angels blowing trumpets, a coat of arms, an armed man with a sword and an angel with a wreath.
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 published in de L'Isle's "Atlas de Géographie" on two different pages (David Rumsey Cartography Associates).
David Rumsey Cartography Associates. "David Rumsey Collection: Carte des Courones du Nord. (Northern section). Dediee au tres puissan." 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.
|Location Depicted||Europe, Northern|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Norway-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Denmark-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Finland-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Sweden-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP039 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G6910 1706 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||Two maps taped together to form one large map, 81 x 61 cm. |
|Condition||Tape used on verso to link two pages taken from atlas into one large map. Glue stains evident on verso. Binder's guard has been removed from both sheets. |
|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~8~1~2839~290026:Carte-des-Courones-du-Nord---Northe . |