World Map With Explorers Routes - Year 1724 Cardboard Frame

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World Map With Explorers Routes - Year 1724 Cardboard Frame 2 2

Title:

Mappe Monde a l’usage du Roy par Guillaume Delisle Premier Geographe

Year:

1724 

Maker:

Guillaume Delisle

Size:

381 x 278 mm

Description:

Beautiful double hemisphere world map, originally published in the year 1724 in Paris by the French cartographer Guillaume Delisle.

Decorated with an elaborate title cartouche containing a crown surrounded by four allegorical figures representing the four continents. The allegorical figures portray Europe as a land of abundance while Africa is depicted by a lion, Asia the seat of Religion carries a smoking censer, while America is depicted as a robed female with a child.

The map shows the routes of a number of the world’s major explorers: Magellan (1520), Le Maire (1615), St. Louis (1708), Halley (1700), Mendana (1595), St. Antoine (1710), Tasman (1642) and Quiroz (1605).

Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726), was one of the key figures in the development of French cartography who believed passionately in the importance of accuracy. During his lifetime, his maps were constantly updated to reflect widening knowledge of the world.