A large attractive and finely engraved map describing India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the island of Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and a portion of Sumatra. The map is filled with detail, particularly of the coastlines and small islands, including the tiny island of Sinca poura (Singapore). A decorative floral cartouche surrounds the title, and three scales of miles are located at the bottom of the map. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.

Original outline colour.

Very good condition.

From the Atlas Universel

Ref: Pedley #400.

code : M3384

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1751 Paris

Size : 48.5*57 cms

availability : Available

Price : £225

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The Robert de Vaugondy family responsible for map and globe publishing in Paris comprised Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786). The father (Gilles) and son (Didier) business flourished from 1731 to 1778.

Prominent at this time among French map-makers were the Robert de Vaugondy family, who made a substantial contribution to the eighteenth century world of cartography, through the breadth and success of their prolific output, which included atlases, maps, globes and book illustration.

While only a small part of their output, the "Atlas Universel" encapsulates the diligent and scientific approach adopted by the Roberts de Vaugondy, and proved to be the most successful French world atlas of the period. It appeared from c.1757 onwards.