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Delisle, Guillaume
'CARTE DU MEXIQUE ET DE LA FLORIDE DES TERRES ANGLOISES ET DES ISLES ANTILLES DU COURS ET DES ENVIRONS DE LA RIVIERE DE MISSISSIPI'. PARIS: CHÉZ L'AUTEUR, RUE DES CANETTES, 1703
Estimate
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Delisle, Guillaume
'CARTE DU MEXIQUE ET DE LA FLORIDE DES TERRES ANGLOISES ET DES ISLES ANTILLES DU COURS ET DES ENVIRONS DE LA RIVIERE DE MISSISSIPI'. PARIS: CHÉZ L'AUTEUR, RUE DES CANETTES, 1703
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
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Delisle, Guillaume
'CARTE DU MEXIQUE ET DE LA FLORIDE DES TERRES ANGLOISES ET DES ISLES ANTILLES DU COURS ET DES ENVIRONS DE LA RIVIERE DE MISSISSIPI'. PARIS: CHÉZ L'AUTEUR, RUE DES CANETTES, 1703
Full-sheet engraved map of North America (20 1/2 x 30 in.; 522 x 761 mm). Partially handcolored in outline. Handsomely framed with UVIII Plexiglass.
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Literature

Cumming 137; Martin & Martin 14; Rumsey 4764.099 (1708 or later issue); Wagner, 'Northwest', 474; Wheat, 'Transmississippi' 84

Catalogue Note

The scarce first issue, with the Rue des Canettes imprint, of Delisle's "profoundly influential" map, a "towering landmark along the path of Western cartographic development" (Cumming, Wheat).  

"De L'Isle is important as the first 'scientific' cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. His maps of America contain many innovations: discarding the fallacy of California as an island, first naming of Texas, first correct delineation of the Mississippi Valley, and first correct longitudes of America" (Rumsey).

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