Willdey’s map of France

By WILLDEY, George, 1710 

A New and Exact Map of France Corrected from the Observations made By the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris &c.

Europe France
  • Author: WILLDEY, George
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publication date: c.1710
  • Physical description: Engraved map on three sheets joined, contemporary hand-colour.
  • Dimensions: 616 by 1032mm. (24.25 by 40.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11375

Notes

Large general map of France borderd with plans of the main harbours on either side.

The ports included are: Haver de Grave, St Malo, Brest, Port Louis, River Loyre, Rochell & Rochfort, Bordeaux, Bayonne, Marseilles, Toulon.

George Willdey (fl.1707–1737) had broad commercial interests; his shop was stocked with all manner of goods and commodities, many of which are listed and illustrated on this map, including snuff, clocks, globes, wallets, lanterns, a camera obscura , and many scientific instruments. However, the cartographic side of his business seems not to have been very successful, and few examples of his maps survive.