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Mapmaker: De L'Isle (published by Pierre Mortier)

Title: Mappe-Monde Dresse sur les Observations de Mrs. L'Academie Royale des Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires les plus recens   Par M. de L'Isle

Date: c1700 Size: 50x64cm. Price: £4800

Condition: Very good. Faint browning. Narrow side margins as issued.

Scarce. Contemporary colouring.

This map is the same as Shirley 581, except for the changed imprint, from Sanson to De L'Isle.  The shapes of the continents, and especially South America, are unmistakeably De L'Isle's. Presumably the imprint was changed by the publisher when De L'Isle's reputation as a cartographer began to outstrip Sanson's. This map should not be confused with Covens & Mortier's re-issue of c1720.

 

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