• Creator
  • L'Isle, Guillaume de, 1675-1726
  • Created Date
  • 1708-1708
  • Description
  • Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; Imprint date from R. V. Tooley's French mapping of the Americas, item 50. 48 x 65 cm.; 1 map, hand colored. De L'Isle became one of the foremost cartographers of the early eighteenth century. The general accuracy, latitude and longitude of geographic features are greatly improved over previous maps. Thus, correcting the myth of California as an Island and placing the mouth of the Mississippi R... more
    Relief shown pictorially.; Prime meridian: Ferro.; Imprint date from R. V. Tooley's French mapping of the Americas, item 50. 48 x 65 cm.; 1 map, hand colored. De L'Isle became one of the foremost cartographers of the early eighteenth century. The general accuracy, latitude and longitude of geographic features are greatly improved over previous maps. Thus, correcting the myth of California as an Island and placing the mouth of the Mississippi River toward the east. Many interesting place-names and sites within the Illinois country may be gleaned from De L'Isles' maps. These include references to lead mines (Mine de plomb) within what was to become the lead-mining district of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. There are also many early villages, forts and American Indian tribes depicted. References: Heidenreich, Conrad E. 1980. "Mapping the Great Lakes: The Period of Exploration, 1603-1700." Cartographica vol. 17, no. 4, 32-64. Tooley, R. V. 1980. "French Mapping of the Americas: The De l'Ise, Buache, Dezauche Succession (1700-1830)," chapter in The Mapping of America ed. By R. V. Tooley, London: Holland Press Cartographica. Ca. 1:9,000,000. Paris, 1703 [i.e. 1708]. less