Regionum Italiae mediarum Tabula Geographica
Detailed map of central Italy centered on Rome, in the south Pompeii, in top the island of Giglio and the town Orbetello. Lower left inset plan of ancient Rome. Guilliame Delisle (1675-1726) is important as the first “scientific” cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. He adopted entirely new principles in cartography and set about making a thorough reform in that subject. Delisle recognized that the new methods of measuring by scale and of marking the places were very valuable for cartography; with this help he therefore produced a new and more accurate picture of the world.
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Copper engraving. Original outline colour. Fine condition. Size: 64 x 50 cm.