Caspian Sea: De L'Isle 1740

Caspian Sea: De L'Isle 1740

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  • Author: De L'Isle
  • Date: 1740
  • Medium: Hand-Colored Copperplate Engraving
  • Condition: Very Good (color distortion at margins is camera flash, sticker stuck to plastic cover, not map)
  • Inches: 25.5 x 21 [Paper]
  • Centimeters: 64.7 x 53.3 [Paper]
  • Product ID: 233001

Full Title: "CARTE DES PAYS VOISINS DE LA MER CASPIENE dressée  pour l'usage du ROY"

This hand-colored antique map published by Guillaume De L'Isle in 1740 depicts the Caspian Sea and its surrounding geography. 

Guillaume De L'Isle (1675 - 1726) was the son of a French professor and tutor to the aristocracy. He followed in his father's footsteps, attending the French Academy of Sciences and becoming tutor to King Louis XIV's son. His connections to French Academic circles gave him access to the latest discoveries in French exploration. That unique access to data, combined with his own knowledge and skill, lead his maps to be some of the most accurate of their time.