Vaugondy map of southern North America and Central America and Caribbean.

Shows towns of Savannah, Charleston, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Capes May, Henri, Hatteras, Fear and Carteret, and areas of Texas and Lower California. The territories of Nouveau Méxique, Louisiane, Floride and Nouvelle Angleterre are marked from the North American continent. Mexico, Central America and the upper portion of Columbia appear below with an inset of "Islae Acores ou Tercéres".

.From Robert de Vaugondy's "Nouvel Atlas portatif"

Original outline colour

Very good condition

code : M3990

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1778 Paris

Size : 24.5*31 cms

availability : Available

Price : £175

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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.