|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||after de l'Isle, Guillaume|
|Published||[Paris, c. 1730]|
|Dimensions||125 x 170 mm|
A small French map of Asia, with the various states and regions outlined in hand colour, from La Science des Personnes de la Cour, de l'Epe'e et de la Robe. The entire map is criss-crossed by numerous lines of longitude and latitude.
La Science des Personnes de la Cour, de l'Epe'e et de la Robe was a French encyclopaedia, which appeared in numerous editions from 1707 to 1757. Edited predominantly by Monsieur De Chevigny and Henri Philippe de Limiers, the work was dedicated to the Prince of Orange and Nassau.
Guillaume de l'Isle (1625 - 1726) was one of the finest cartographers of the eighteenth-century. He is widely regarded as the father of scientific mapmaking, and was the first to utilise the practices of triangulation and mensuration in the production of his works.
Condition: Strong, clear impression. Two vertical folds as issued. Trimmed within plate except on left margin, not affecting map.