6416. Delisle's world map c. 1730

WORLD MAP. DELISLE, GUILLAUME - BUACHE. Mappemonde a l'Usage du Roy par Guillaume Delisle I.er Géographe de S.M. Amsterdam (Covens - Mortier) c. 1730.

Engraved large double-hemisphere map with outline colour, title above the map with the large French coat-of-arms in the middle, surrounded by allegorical figures of the four continents, c. 425x655 mm. Some folds, minor split in one fold in lower part near margin.

Compare Shirley, 603.
With the latest discoveries of the previous 30 years, as mentioned in the cartouche at bottom. The routes of numerous explorers are depicted, including Magellan (1520), Mendanna (1595), Quiras (1605), Le Maire (1615), Tasman (1642), St. Louis (1708), and Antoine (1710).