Mappemonde a L’Usage du Roy – World Map by Guillaume Deslisle
The Amsterdam edition of the 1725 World Map by Guillaume Delisle published by Covens and Mortier some years after Delisle’s death.
Mappemonde a l’usage du roy. Published in Paris : Chez Guillaume Delisle, premier geographe du roy.
One of the most accurate early maps of the world, shown in two hemispheres, including the Americas. Nautical exploration routes are also illustrated.
Dimensions: 48 x 71 cm.
Mapmaker also known as: Guillaume De Lisle
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 Jean–Dominique Cassini.
In 1718 Delisle became the first to receive the title of Premier Géographe du Roi.