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Composite: Carte de France, (Cassini, Cesar-Francois, 1714-1784); (Cassini family), 1750

Composite: Carte de France. / (Cassini, Cesar-Francois, 1714-1784); (Cassini family) / 1750
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Full Title: ((Composite of) Carte de France. Levee par ordre du Roy. (1750-1815)

Author: (Cassini, Cesar-Francois, 1714-1784); (Cassini family)

Date: 1750

The Carte de France was published by four generations of the Cassini family from 1750 to 1815. It consists of 182 sheets at the same scale, allowing the sheets to be joined together to form a physical map of about 39 feet high by 38 feet wide. It is rich both in historical cultural information and exquisite graphic art. The map was the first national survey completed systematically, relying on the latest science of its time. See Carte de France for the entire 182 sheets published as an atlas.

This historical cartographic image is part of the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, www.davidrumsey.com, a large collection of online historical maps, atlases and other cartographic items. Read more about the Collection. Or you can view the entire David Rumsey Map Collection in Insight.

Full David Rumsey Map Collection Catalog Record:

Author: (Cassini, Cesar-Francois, 1714-1784); (Cassini family)

Date: 1750

Short Title: Composite: Carte de France

Publisher: (Paris: Carte de la France Directeures)

Type: Composite Map

Obj Height cm: 1175

Obj Width cm: 1156

Scale 1: 86,400

Note: Composite of 182 engraved maps. Relief shown by hachures.

Country: France

Full Title: (Composite of) Carte de France. Levee par ordre du Roy. (1750-1815)

List No: 5694.201

Series No: 0

Published In: Carte de France. Levee par ordre du Roy. (1750-1815).

Publication Author: Cassini, Cesar-Francois, 1714-1784; Cassini family

Publication Date: 1750

Publication Reference: Konvitz, J. Cartography in France 1660-1848, p. 21-31; Pelletier, M. Les cartes des Cassini; Pelletier, M. Le carte de Cassini.

Publication Note: 182 maps on sheets 64 x 95 cm. or smaller + index map "Tableau de la carte generale de la France." Title from sheet 1 (feuille 1). Also called "Carte geometrique de la France," "Carte generale de la France," and "Carte de Cassini." Relief shown by hachures. "Grave par C. Aldring ... J. A. Aveline ... R. Brunet ... N. Chalmandrier ... B. Desfontaines ... Dupain ... Durand ... Foin ... Le Roy le jeune ... J. Seguin (and others)." David Rumsey Collection copy bound in 2 v., quarter brown leather with marbled boards. Spine title, "Atlas des ca(rtes) de Cassini", Tom, I, II. Index map in v. 1

Publication List No: 5694.000

Publication Type: National Atlas

Publication Maps: 182

Publication Height cm: 66

Publication Width cm: 53

Image No: 5694201

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