This is a very attractive and finely engraved map with minute political and topographical detail. The large title cartouche is resplendent in the French style with musicians, a dancer, and various accoutrements representative of the country. This first edition retains the 1751 date and privilege which were removed from the cartouche in later editions.

On thick paper with a very fine impression. Centre fold as issued

Very good hand colour

Very good condition

REF Pedley #408.

code : M4440

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1751 Paris

Size : 50*54cms

availability : Available

Price : £485

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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.