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Carte d'Amerique. Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726, 1722

Carte d'Amerique. / Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726 / 1722
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Full Title: Carte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy. Par Guillaume Delisle, premier Geographe de Sa Majeste de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. A Paris, chez l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Horloge, avec Privilege 1722.

Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726

Date: 1722

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Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726

Date: 1722

Short Title: Carte d'Amerique.

Publisher: Paris: Guillaume DeLisle, Quai de l'Horloge

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 49

Object Width cm: 62

Scale 1: 31,000,000

Note: Engraved map in outline color. Relief shown pictorially. Shows demarcation line of Pope Alexander VI between Spain and Portuguese territories. Prime meridian: Ferro. Includes "Avertissement" in draped curtain concerning the projection and scale.

Reference: Wagner, 523 (Delisle type no. 2); Tooley, The Mapping of America, 2.

World Area: Western Hemisphere

Full Title: Carte d'Amerique, dressee pour l'usage du Roy. Par Guillaume Delisle, premier Geographe de Sa Majeste de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. A Paris, chez l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Horloge, avec Privilege 1722.

List No: 4764.094

Page No: 85

Series No: 95

Published In: (Atlas de Geographie)

Publication Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726

Publication Date: 1731

Publication Reference: cf P533, 535; Tooley, Mapping of America p.1-28.; Martin & Martin, 14 & 19; Wheat 99; Cumming 170.

Publication Note: DeLisle is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. His maps of America contain many innovations: discarding the fallacy of California as an island, first naming of Texas, first correct delineation of the Mississippi Valley, and first correct longitudes of America. Lloyd Brown states that DeLisle "undertook a complete reform of a system of geography that had been in force since the second century, and by the time he was twenty five he had very nearly accomplished his purpose." This copy is without title page, as issued. This is a relatively early edition of DeLisle's untitled atlas, published in Paris, with most of the maps having the "Quai de l'Horloge" imprint. All of the important maps of the Americas are present: Hemisphere Occidental, 1st issue 1724; Carte d'Amerique, 1st issue, 2nd state 1722; L'Amerique Septentrionale, 2nd issue 1700-1708 ; L'Amerique Meridionale, 3rd issue 1700-1708; Carte du Canada, 2nd issue 1703-1708; Carte de la Louisiane, 1st issue, 2nd state with New Orleans 1718; Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, 2nd issue 1703-1708; Carte de l'Isle de Saint Dominque, 1st issue 1725; Carte des Antilles, 1st issue 1717; Carte de la Terre Ferme du Peru, du Brazil, 2nd issue 1703-1708; and Carte du Paraguay du Chili, 2nd issue 1703-1708. Only two of the ninety four maps were issued after De l'Isle's death in 1826: "Carte du... Senegal... Ouvrage Posthume... Par... La Veuve Delisle 1826" and "Alexandri Magni Imperium...Opus Posthumum...1731." Early Paris editions (ie before Buache became publisher in 1732) of DeLisle's atlas with the full 94 maps are scarce - the LOC has none.

Publication List No: 4764.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 94

Publication Height cm: 55

Publication Width cm: 40

Image No: 4764094

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