Large map of the Southern Part of Africa, including Madagascar. With the imprint “Chez l’Auteur sur le Quai de l’Horloge (imprint erased after Horloge) avec Privilege Janvier 1708. An important map by one of France’s most prolific map makers. The Delisle (de L’Isle) family followed the Sansons as a major influence in the development of French cartograhy at the very beginning of the eighteenth century at a moment when Dutch publishers were finally losing their control of the map trade. Like Nicolas Sanson, Claude Delisle was a geographer and historian and had four sons, all of whom made their mark in the life of the time, but Guillaume was the most remarkable member of the family.
Date Published: 1708
Publication Place: Paris
Dimensions: Plate mark 630mm x 500mm