Carte De La Barbarie De La Nigrtie Et De La Guinée
|Title||Carte De La Barbarie De La Nigrtie Et De La Guinée |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G8200_1707_L77.html |
|Cartographer||L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1707 |
|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, 1731. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in top border:
"Carte De La Barbarie De La Nigritie Et De LA Guinée Par Guillaume De l'Isle de l'Academie Royale des Sciences."
Printed in lower right corner is a scale comparing marine leagues and common French leagues.
Printed in lower right corner beneath scale:
"A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur le Quai de l'Horloge a l'Aigle d'Or avec Privilege Aout 1707."
Printed in lower right corner beneath scale is previously engraved text that has been removed and is illegible.
Printed in lower left corner along bottom border:
"C. Inselin Sculpsit."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Depicts northern and western Africa including the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands and the Azores. Shows the Niger River flowing east to west from Lac de Guarde. Various kingdoms and European settlements with commentary are also shown. The southern edge of Spain, Sicily, and Greece are visible in the north. Of note, shows Timbuktu as Tombouctou. Mountains, rivers, lakes and cities labeled with pictorial symbols.
Prime Meridian: Isle de Fer.
Scale c.a. 1:9, 200, 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 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, Marie Angélique de L'Isle took up the business with a partner, Philippe Buache (Tooley 395; Moreland and Bannister, 131-2).|
This particular map was first published in De L'Isle's "Atlas de Geographie." The map follows the geographic information known of this part of Africa current to the time period.
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||Africa, West|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Africa, West-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP143 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G8200 1707 L77 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||50 x 62 cm. |
|Condition||Faint pink stains and brown stains along bottom edge in lower right. Light browning around edges. Has binder's guard. Water stains along bottom edge. |
|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. |