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Guillaume De L'Isle:  Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Australes . . . 1714

Maps of the Southern Hemisphere


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Title: Hemisphere Meridional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Australes . . . 1714

Map Maker: Guillaume De L'Isle

Place / Date: Paris / 1714

Coloring: Outline Color

Size: 18 x 18.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,100.00

Inventory ID: 38814


Description:

First edition of De L'Isle's important map of the Southern Hemisphere, first published in 1714.

De L'Isle's map is an important early map of the South Polar regions, which would become the standard base map for French and Dutch map makers for much of the 18th Century, being copied by Covens & Mortier, Buache, Dezauche and others.

De l'Isle's map is noteworthy for its meticulous depiction of the routes of the major voyages of exploration in the 16th and 17th Centuries, including Magellan (1520), the first and second routes of Mendaña (1568 and 1595), Quiros and Gallegos (1616), Le Maire (1616), Halley (1700), Dampier (1700), S. Louis (1708), and Tasman (1642).

Early primitive coastlines are shown for New Zealand and Australia, along with some speculative lands in the south polar regions, one of which is noted as land discovered by "Davis Anglois".

 


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Maps of Australia
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Polar Maps
Maps of the Southern Hemisphere