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Antique Map of Asia by G. de L’Isle (c.1730) – SOLD

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Antique Map of Asia by G. de L’Isle  titled ‘L’ASIE divisée en ses Principales Regions, et ou se peuvent voir l’estendue des EMPIRES MONARCHIES, ROYAUMES,. ET ESTATS qui partagent presentement L’ASIE. Recueilli de divers Memoires, et sur les Relations les plus Nouvelles/Par G. DE L’ISLE, Geographe ordinaire du Roy/a l’usage de Mr. le DUC de BOURGOGNE A. AMSTERDAM Chez I. COVENS et C. MORTIER Avec Privil’.

An early 18th century map of Asia in original colour by the great French cartographer Guillaume de L’Isle (1675-1726) who believed strongly in the importance of map accuracy. During his lifetime his one hundred or more maps were continuously updated to reflect widening knowledge of the World. This particular map has the imprint of Covens & Mortier, map printers and publishers of Amsterdam who were active between 1721 and 1774 and comes from a re-issue of De L’Isle’s Atlas Nouveau published by them in 1730.

Artist: G. de L’Isle
Year: c.1730
Purchase Code: M0583

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