Chicago Map Society: Ronald Lockmann, Guillaume Delisle's Cartographic Milieu

Chicago Map Society Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 2011

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Towner Fellows’ Lounge

Guillaume De L’ Isle (1675-1726), “the first modern scientific cartographer,” leader in the eighteenth century “reformation of cartography” and “premier geographe du roi”, gained lasting renown for his cartographic output of roughly 90 maps, noteworthy terrestrial and celestial globes, many influential atlases such as Atlas de Geographie (1700) , as well as his book, Introduction a la geographie, avec un traite de la sphere (1746). This presentation will survey De L’Isle’s illustrious career, illustrating and discussing many of his most influential maps. Dr. Lockmann has devoted many years to studying De L’Isle’s oevre, including work in Parisian archives.