Carte Du Royaume De Danemarc
|Title||Carte Du Royaume De Danemarc |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G6920_1710_L5_Danemarc.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1710 |
|Publisher||L'Isle, Guillaume de 1675-1726|
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Original Source||"Atlas de Geographie." L'Isle, Guillaume de. Paris: 1735? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in top border:
"Carte Du Royaume De Danemarc. Par Guill. Del'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences avec Privilege Octob. 1710."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Printed in bottom border in lower left corner:
"A Paris chez l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Orloge.".
Printed in lower right corner in border is a scale for common Danish leagues.
Depicts Denmark divided into "Nord Jutland, " "Sud Jutland, " "Duche de Holstein, " "Isle De Fionie, " "Isle De Seelande, " "Laland, " "and "Isle De Langeland." Also shows the southern tip of Sweden and part of northern Germanyand part of the Baltic Sea. Rivers, cities, forests, shoals and mountains and shown pictorially.
Scale: c.a. 1: 965, 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 may have been published in de L'Isle's "Atlas de Géographie" (David Rumsey Cartography Associates) as well as "Atlas Nouveau" (National Library of Australia).
David Rumsey Cartography Associates. "David Rumsey Collection: Carte du Royaume de Danemarc par Guill. Del'Isle de l'Academie Royale." Accessed 26 Mar 2009.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
National Library of Australia. Catalog Record. Accessed 26 Mar 2009.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Denmark-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP040 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G6920 1710 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||48 x 64 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. 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/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2842~290029:Carte-du-Royaume-de-Danemarc-par-Gu . National Library of Australia. |