CARTE DES COURONES DU NORD 1788 J. A. Dezauche published this 1788 version of the northern part of De L’Isle’s two-piece map of Scandinavia which deviates from the original by for instance its colouring. Guillaume De L’Isle (1675-1726) was a French geographer and cartographer. He became acquainted with knowledge and skills of the astronomers of France and adapted their doctrines for his drawing of maps. L’Isle was thoroughly devoted to his work and detailed his maps according to new measurements and information. The two-piece map of Scandinavia is remarkable in respect to its clarity, elegance and manner of representation. In 1718 L’Isle was appointed "the first geographer of the King of France".
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