Sign In

- Or use -
Forgot Password Create Account
This item has been sold, but you can enter your email address to be notified if another example becomes available.

The Classic De L'Isle Map of the Northern Hemisphere, Revised To Include Information From Cook's Third Voyage

Fine example of Dezauche's map of the Northern Hemisphere, originally published by Gulliaume De L'Isle in 1714 and revised and corrected on a regular basis by De L'Isle, Buache and Dezauche.

The present example is the first Dezuache edition, which most notably adds the discoveries of Captain James Cook on his third Voyage, including the discovery of Hawaii. The tracks of the Cook Voyage in 1778 and 1779 are set for with great precision.

Some of the other important cartographic updates include a vastly improved depiction of Alaska and the Northwest Coast of America, no longer showing the Bay of the West or curious speculative northwest passage theories, as were espoused by J.N. De L'Isle, Philippe Buache and the Robert De Vaugondys between 1750 and 1778.

To the north of the Behring Straits, the Glacial Ice reported by the Cook expedition is shown, along with a fine depiction of the highly revised Alaskan Coastline tracked by Cook in 1778. In the interior of North America, there remains some discussion of the River of hte West, which had been popularized by Carver and annecdotally described to French Fur Traders by the indigenous tribes, but as of 1782 had not been discovered or otherwise proven.

A fine example of this enduring map.

Jean André Dezauche Biography

Jean-Claude Dezauche (fl. 1780-1838) was a French map publisher. Initially, his work focused on engraving music, but he later turned primarily to cartography. His is best known for editing and reissuing the maps of Guilluame De L’Isle and Philippe Buache, two of the most skilled mapmakers of the eighteenth century. He acquired the plates of these two men’s work in 1780 from Buache’s heir, Jean-Nicolas Buache. Dezauche's business received a further boon when he received a privilege to sell the charts of the Dépôt de la Marine. His business was carried on by his son, Jean-Andre Dezauche.