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 World Maps 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The First State of Guillaume De L'Isle's important world map]
Mappe-Monde Dressée sur les Observations de M.rs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences et quelques autres et sur les memoires les plus recens. Paris: De L'Isle, 1700. Original outline colour. 435 x 660mm.
At the age of 25 De L'Isle produced this double-hemisphere, his first world map. His attention to detail quickly made his reputation as one of the leading cartographers of his day. This was one of the first maps to return California to the mainland, but in the Eastern Hemisphere he has joined Australia to New Guinea and Japan to the mainland via Jedso. This first state has De L'Isle's first address of 'Rue de Canettes, before he moved to the 'Quai de l'Horloge' in 1707. The plate was modified and reused for much of the next century. SHIRLEY: 603, state 1.
[Ref: 16472]    £1,600.00 ($2,240 • €1,813 rates)

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [World map in a double-hemisphere projection]
Mappemonde à l'usage du Roy... Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1741. Original colour. 450 x 680mm.
Double-hemisphere antique map of the world, with allegorical figures of the continents in the upper cusp.
[Ref: 11913]    £1,500.00 ($2,100 • €1,700 rates)

 North America 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The first printed map to accurately map the Mississippi River]
Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles, du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi. Dressée Sur un grand nombre de memoires principalem.t sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur... 1703. Paris, 1708. Coloured. 485 x 660mm. A very fine example with a good impression and good margins.
An important map of North America, engraved by Simoneau from a map compiled by De L'Isle from the latest French discoveries. As geographer to the Royal Academy of Sciences De L'Isle had early access to the papers of French explorers, including the Jesuits in Canada and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the founder of Louisiana. This important detail includes the tribuataries of the Mississippi and the correct location of the delta (which had been discovered but lost by La Salle), with an abundance of named Indian villages, and even the location of Biloxi ('Fort des Bilocchi'), founded in 1699. This example is from the first edition, third state. The first edition bears De L'Isle's first address on Rue Des Canettes, which was later changed to Quai de l'Horloge Couronne de Diamans and the imprint of Renard in the second state. In the third state, the Couronne de Diamans and Renard imprint are removed and the engraver's name (Simoneau) appears
[Ref: 14886]    £2,200.00 ($3,080 • €2,493 rates)

 West Indies 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The Antilles, with St Vincent and the Grenadines]
Carte Des Antilles Françoises et des Isles Voisines. Paris, 1717. Original outline colour. 650 x 370mm.
A detailed map showing Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada. Mustique and Union Island. Rivers, towns, and fortifications are shown.
[Ref: 16492]    £650.00 ($910 • €736 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Early 18th century map of Tartary]
Carte de Tartarie Dressee sur les Relations de Plusieurs Voyageurs de Differentes Nations et sur Quelques Observations.. Amsterdam: Pieter Mortier, 1705. Original colour. 490 x 640mm.
Detailed map which shows most of Asia, as well as parts of Scandinavia and Russia, east of the Ural Mountains. It includes large areas such as Siberia and areas north of the Arctic Circle in Asia. The Great Wall of China is one of many details depicted.
[Ref: 16433]    £450.00 ($630 • €510 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Southern India]
Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel. Amsterdam, Covens & Mortier, c.1740. Original colour. 470 x 585mm.
An attractive and detailed map of Southern India, marking prominent geographical features, towns and cities.
[Ref: 7696]    £450.00 ($630 • €510 rates)

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Map of Southern India]
Carte des Côtes de Malabar et de Coromandel. Paris, Dezauche & Buache, 1780. Original colour with additions. 460 x 600mm.
An attractive and detailed antique map of Southern India, marking prominent geographical features, towns and cities.
[Ref: 12382]    £400.00 ($560 • €453 rates)

 The Caucasus 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Caspian Sea]
Carte Marine de la Mer Caspiene levée Suivant les Ordres de S.M.Czariene... Paris, 1721, coloured, Two sheets conjoined, total 880 x 620mm.
Verden, a Russian sailor, created the first accurate map of the Caspian, which Guillaume de L'Isle re-drew for publication., despite the sea having been visited by Alexander the Great two thousand years earlier.The two baroque cartouches and eight insets make this a very striking map.
[Ref: 10995]    £1,000.00 ($1,400 • €1,133 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [18th century map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressee sur les Observations de Ms. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c. 1730. Original colours 490 x 575mm.
Map of Africa based on De L'Isle's important map of 1700. The title on the top of the map bears a dedication to the Duke of Burgundy. The beautifully decorated cartouche features elephants, ostriches and a man astride a crocodile.
[Ref: 15767]    £760.00 ($1,064 • €861 rates)

 Northern Africa 

DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Large map of West Africa published at the end of the 18th century]
Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de La Guinée. Paris: Dezauche, c.1798. Original outline colour. 500 x 630mm.
A French map of West Africa, published in Year VII (1798) of the French Republic, despite having been first issued in 1700. In the 1790s there was much interest in West Africa, with Mungo Park's attempt to follow the Niger with its eastward flow. A century earlier De L'Isle noted: 'Some believe that the Niger is a branch of the Nile'.
[Ref: 14029]    £300.00 ($420 • €340 rates)

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