Carte Des Cotes De Malabar Et De Coromandel Presentée au Roy Par son tres humble tres obeisant et tres fidele sujet G. Delisle
|Title||Carte Des Cotes De Malabar Et De Coromandel Presentée au Roy Par son tres humble tres obeisant et tres fidele sujet G. Delisle |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G7650_1723_L5.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1745 |
|Publisher||Buache, Philippe 1700-1773|
|Place of Publication||France--Paris |
|Original Source||"Atlas Noveau." Guillaume de L'Isle. Paris: Philippe Buache, 1745. |
|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 particular map was first drawn by De L'Isle in 1723. It was later published by Philippe Buache in 1745 in "Atlas Noveau, " almost twenty years after de L'Isle's death.
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.
|Contextual Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in title cartouche in lower right corner:
"Carte Des Cotes De Malabar Et De Coromandel Presentée au Roy Par son tres humble tres obeisant et tres fidele sujet G. Delisle."
Printed beneath title cartouche:
"A Paris chez l'Auteur G. Delisle Premier Geographe de Sa Majesté de l'Academie Rle. Des Sciences, Sur le Quay de l'Horloge Av. Pr. 1723."
Printed in lower right corner outside border:
"Ph. Buache P.G. d R d, l'A.R. d S. Gendre de l'Auteur Avec Priv. du 30 Av. 1745."
Printed in center of left is a scale comparing French leagues, French sea leagues, German miles and Indian leagues.
Written in brown ink in upper right corner:
Shows southern India extending west from the Malabar Coast to the Coromandel Coast as well as part of northern Sri Lanka as "Isle de Ceylan" the Lakshadweep Islands in the southwest and part of the Maldives. The Ganges River, other major rivers and pictorial cities are depicted. Major trade routes and notes indicating colonies owned by the Dutch and British are included. Includes two compass roses on the left and right sides with the following inscription: "La Variation de l'Aiguille aimantéc s'est trouvée sur ces cotes en 1720 de 5 degrez au Nordouest."
Scale: c.a. 1:4,000,000.
|Subjects (LCSH)||India-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Bangladesh-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP136 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G7650 1723 L5 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||44 x 57 cm. |
|Condition||Light browning around edges. Centerfold backed with paper. Crease in lower right corner. |
|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. |