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Mappa totius mundi: adornata juxta observationes dnn. Includes note, illustrations, and ancillary maps of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere. Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726) was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas. Like many cartographers of his day, Delisle did not travel with the explorers. He drew maps mostly in his office, relying on a variety of data. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network to provide him first-hand information. He also kept current with recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of a source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. Appears in Tobias Conrad Lotter's Atlas geographique de cent et huit cartes generales et speciales. Augsburg, 1778.
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