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Name De l'Isle, Guillaume
Life Dates 1675-1726
Nationality French
Occupation Cartographer
Role Cartographer

Associated Records

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Map Collection - 2014.17.25

"Carte de Suisse," Paris, 1715, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle and Philippe Buache A map of Switzerland, with the borders of each canton outlined in color, showing all cities, towns, waterways, mountains and forests. The title is in a banner across the top of the map with the crests of each canton, the dedication to Claude Theophile de Besiade beneath his coat-of-arms upper right, key lower right, and legend lower left.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.26

"Tabula geographica provinciarum et urbium, colonia Romana," Paris, 1715, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle A map of the Roman provinces and towns in and around the eastern edge of the Mediterranean, showing Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and northern Egypt.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.29

"Civitas Leucorum sive Pagus Tullensis aujourdhui le Diocese de Toul," Amsterdam, 1733, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle, John Covens and Cornelius Mortier A map of the ancient diocese of Toul, once a state of the Holy Roman Empire, and now the Lorraine region of France, extending from Verdun in the north and south to Besancon, showing the parishes colored individually.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.61

"Carte d'Europe," Paris, 1724, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle A map of Europe, including Greenland in the northwest, the northern coast of Africa in the Mediterranean in the south, and going as far east at Arabia in the south, the Caspian Sea, and Siberia in the north.

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Map Collection - 2014.17.63

"In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae," Amsterdam, 1730, hand-colored engraving, map by Guillaume de l'Isle, published by Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier This map was created by Guillaume de l'Isle and included in Atlas Nouveau, contenant toutes les parties su Monde, a later edition of his maps published by Covens and Mortier in Amsterdam in 1730. It focuses on the regions controlled by the Moors in northern Africa and the Iberian Peninsula in the latter part of the medieval period, with detail along the North African coast from Morocco to Libya. It also covers the western Mediterranean with the islands of Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, and the Balearics. Sicily features an image of a smoki

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Map Collection - 2014.17.82

"Graeciae Pars Septentrionalis," Paris, 1796, hand-colored engraving, map by J. A. Dezauche after Guillaume De l'Isle and Philippe Buache A map of northern Greece, including the Northern Aegean, Thrace, and Eastern Turkey. A student of the noted French cartographer, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and the son of Claude De l'Isle, the geographer and historian to the king, Guillaume De l'Isle developed a strong basis for his cartographical skills. He produced his first terrestrial globe in 1699, and displayed a profound talent for capturing a high level of accuracy and geographical knowledge. In 1718, Louis XIV celebrated his much revered skill and accuracy by appointing him First Geographer to t

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Map Collection - 2014.21.51

Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier after Guillaume de L'Isle In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africae Tabula Geographica Hand-colored engraving Amsterdam, 1725 Map with colored elements by Johannes Covens, cartographer, and Cornelius Mortier, cartographer, after Guillaume De l'Isle, cartographer: North Africa, including Tunisia and parts of Morocco, Algeria and Libya. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Thagulis", bottom right of map. Some regions, some mountain ranges, some roads, some rivers, some bodies of water, and some small islands, colored, some texture, some regions, some mountain