|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||after de l'Isle, Guillaume|
|Published||[Paris, c. 1730]|
|Dimensions||128 x 168 mm|
A French map of Europe, with the various states and regions of Europe outlined in hand colour, from La Science des Personnes de la Cour, de l'Epe'e et de la Robe. Principal cities are plotted in red, the Mediterranean and Atlantic are washed in full hand colour, and the borders of Asia and Africa are outlined in pink and green respectively.
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. Re-margined to right hand side.