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Hainaut, Namur, Cambresis. Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726, 1706

Hainaut, Namur, Cambresis. / Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726 / 1706
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Full Title: Carte des Comtez de Hainaut de Namur et de Cambresis. Dressee par Guillaume Del'Isle de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences sur plusieurs morceaux manuscrits et campemens des Armees du Roi sur les Itineraires anciens et modernes &c. A Paris, chez l'Auteur sur le Quai de l'Horloge avec Privilege du Roi, 1706. Desrosiers sc.

Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726

Date: 1706

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Author: Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726

Date: 1706

Short Title: Hainaut, Namur, Cambresis.

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

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 48

Object Width cm: 66

Scale 1: 279,000

Note: Engraved map in outline color. Urban areas in color. Shows forests, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Faint image of illegible text visible below scale cartouche; removed from engraving plate used for a previous issue. "Les paroisses du Diocese de Cambrai et leur position sont prises de la Carte Ms. qui en a ete levee in 1704 par l'ordre de Mes. Francois de Fenelon, Archeveque Duc le Cambrai &c." Includes "Avertisement."

World Area: Europe

Country: Belgium

Full Title: Carte des Comtez de Hainaut de Namur et de Cambresis. Dressee par Guillaume Del'Isle de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences sur plusieurs morceaux manuscrits et campemens des Armees du Roi sur les Itineraires anciens et modernes &c. A Paris, chez l'Auteur sur le Quai de l'Horloge avec Privilege du Roi, 1706. Desrosiers sc.

List No: 4764.040

Page No: 37

Series No: 41

Engraver or Printer: Desrosiers

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: 4764040

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