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Name D'Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon
Life Dates 1697-1782
Nationality French
Occupation Cartographer
Role Cartographer

Associated Records

Image of Map Collection - 2014.17.66

Map Collection - 2014.17.66

"Partie de l'Empire de Russie comprise en Asie," Paris, 1759, hand-colored engraving, map by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville Jean Baptiste d'Anville, born in Paris in 1697, was one of the most highly regarded geographers of the eighteenth century. D'Anville reformed cartography by refusing to blindly copy older maps without first testing the locations and place names using every available source of ancient and modern description and literature. His map of northern Russia, published in 1759, encompasses the regions of Siberia and Yakutia (the modern Sakha Republic), as far north as 85 degrees latitude, as far west as the Caspian Sea, and as far southeast as Japan.

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.60

Map Collection - 2014.21.60

Jean Baptiste D'Anville Egypte nommee dans le pays Missir... Engraving Paris, 1765 Map with colored elements by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville: Egypt, Nile River valley and the Red Sea, from Aswan to the Delta. Filled with incredible detail including the location of emerald mines, ancient ruins, and caravan routes. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black dot with structures, i.e. "Assuan ou Suene" bottom middle of map. Egyptian border, colored, some texture, all other geographical elements, not colored, some texture. Title, credit, and eight scales, bottom left of map. Measurment marks surround black double lin

Image of Map Collection - 2014.21.61A-B

Map Collection - 2014.21.61A-B

Jean Baptiste D'Anville Carte Particuliere de la Cote Occidentale de L'Afrique... Engraving Paris, 1751 (Map is in two sheets, mounted on separate boards) Two black and white maps by Jean Baptiste D'Anville: West Coast of Africa. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with black dot with structures, i.e. "Residence du Burba-Yoluf" bottom middle left of A. All geographical features, not colored, some texture. Title, credit, and two scales, top right of map A, no title or credit, one scale, left side of map B. Meaurement marks surround black double line border, left, right, and bottom of maps. Foxing spots, water damage, possibl