Guillaume Delisle – When the New World was New

Mapmaker / Cartographer: Guillaume Delisle

The French cartographer Guillaume Delisle (28 February 1675, Paris – 25 January 1726, Paris) was known for the accuracy of his maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas.  He was the brother of the astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle and studied with the astronomer JeanDominique Cassini.

In 1718 Delisle became the first to receive the title of Premier Géographe du Roi.