PRESQU' ISLE DES INDES ORIENTALES

£225

Attractive map of India published by Lamarche Famous for it's Elephant cartouche and Ganges Estuary.

Detailed with inset of mouth of the ganges and Calcutta marked.

Roads marked. Pagoda of the Dalai Lama marked in Tibet

Ceylon

Cartouche with elephant

Original colour

Good condition

code : M4390

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1795c Paris

Size : 49*56 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.