Carte d'Amerique Dresée pour l'usage du roy Par Guillaume Delisle premier Geographe de Sa Majesté de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Á Pris Chez l'Auteur Sur le Quay de l'Horloge avec Privilege 1722
|Title||Carte d'Amerique Dresée pour l'usage du roy Par Guillaume Delisle premier Geographe de Sa Majesté de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Á Pris Chez l'Auteur Sur le Quay de l'Horloge avec Privilege 1722 |
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|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1722 |
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Descriptive 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 map shows a great deal of North American detail visible in de L'Isle's other smaller maps. According to Portinaro and Knirsch, "With minor variations this map would be copied by other cartographers for almost the next 100 years" (225). Wagner notes that the map follows the work of Briggs with corrections from Blaeu. The map also contains information that seems to have come from the Vizcaino exploration in Torquemada (entry 523).
Source(s): Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Portinaro, Pierluigi and Franco Knirsch. "The Cartography of North America 1500-1800." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1987.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
Wagner, Henry R. "The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the year 1800 Volume 2." Berkeley: University of California Press, 1937.
|Contextual Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche lower left corner:
"Carte d'Amerique Dresée pour l'usage du roy Par Guillaume Delisle premier Geographe de Sa Majesté de l'Academie Royale des Sciences Á Paris Chez l'Auteur Sur le Quay de l'Horloge avec Privilege 1722."
Printed in cartouche in lower right corner:
"Advertisement. La projection employee dans cette Carl comme la meilleure ne permet pas…"
Printed along the top quarter of the prime meridian:
"Premier Meridien fixe a l'Isle de Fer par la Declaration du Roy Louis XIII."
Printed along line demarking ownership passing through Brazil:
"Ligne de Demarcation selon la Bulle du Pape Allexandre VI."
Small compass rose in south Pacific Ocean. The northwestern area of North America is largely blank. An area northwest of "Louisiane" is labeled "Quivira." The areas where several Native Americans live are shown including the Sioux and the Apaches. The western portion of North Africa and Western Europe are visible.
Prime Meridian: Isle of Ferro.
Scale c.a. 1:25,000,000 – 30,000,000.
[W 240 degrees—E 20 degrees / N 60 degrees—S 50 degrees].
|Location Depicted||Western Hemisphere|
|Subjects (LCSH)||America--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP095 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3290 1722 L5 |
|Physical Description||49 x 61 cm. |
|Condition||Has binder's guard. Two small pinholes in top of map. Brown spots throughout verso. Call number written in pencil on verso in lower left corner. Written in pencil on verso along bottom edge: "M 6/6." Written in pencil on verso in lower right corner: "35." |
|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||Portinaro and Knirsch, pl. CXIV, p. 225. Wagner, entry 523. |