Attractive and very detailed large map of the region from Sumatra and Malaca and Southern China to the Philippines, New Guinea and Northern Australia, centered on Borneo.

Includes a large inset of the Marianas. New Guinea is also inaccurately represented.

Original outline colour

Printed on good heavy paper

Excellent condition

code : M4060

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1750 Paris

Size : 52.0 x 62.5cms

availability : Available

Price : £475

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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.