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Nicolas Louis De la Caille: Carte de L'Isle de France

Map: IC2049
 
Cartographer: Nicolas Louis De la Caille
Title: Carte de L'Isle de France
Date: 1753
Published: Paris
Width: 16 inches / 41 cm
Height: 21 inches / 54 cm
Map ref: IC2049
Description:
Mauritius. Wonderfully elegant black and white map of the island produced from measurements taken by the noted French astronomer Nicolas-Louis De La Caille during a brief stopover on his return journey from the Cape of Good Hope where he had catalogued over 10,000 stars in the Southern sky and determined the radius of the Southern Hemisphere. [IC2049]