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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726; Merveilleux, David Francois de
Date:
1713
Short Title:
Suisse ou sont les Cantons.
Publisher:
Guillaume DeLisle, Quai de l'Horloge
Paris
Type:
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
50
Obj Width cm:
65
Scale 1:
514,000
Note:
Engraved map in outline color. Shows abbeys, baths, navigable rivers, cataracts, forests, etc. Relief shown pictorially. Includes dedication "A son Excellence Monsieur Claude Theophile de Beziade" with coat of arms, and "Avertissement.
Country:
Switzerland
Full Title:
Carte de Suisse ou sont les Cantons de Zurich, Berne, Lucerne, Uri, Schwitz, Underwald, Zug, Glaris, Basle, Fribourg, Soleurre, Schaffouse et Appenzel, les Alliez quisont la Ville de Bienne, l'Abbe de la Ville de S. Gal, Grise, de Cadee et des Dix Droitures, le Pays de Valais, l'Eveche de Basle, Mulhausen, Neuchatel et Geneve. Dressee sur les memoires de Mr. Merveilleux, Coner. Secr. Interprete de S.M.T.C. aux Grisons par Guillaume delIsle, Prem. Geographe du Roy de l'Academie Rle. des Sciences. A Paris, chez l'Auteur sur le Quay l'Horloge avec Privilege, Aout 1713.
List No:
4764.051
Page No:
46
Series No:
52
Publication Author:
Lisle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
Pub Date:
1731
Pub Title:
(Atlas de Geographie)
Pub Reference:
cf P533, 535; Tooley, Mapping of America p.1-28.; Martin & Martin, 14 & 19; Wheat 99; Cumming 170.
Pub 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.
Pub List No:
4764.000
Pub Type:
World Atlas
Pub Maps:
94
Pub Height cm:
55
Pub Width cm:
40
Image No:
4764051
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2000
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