BLACK SEA GEORGIA CARTE DES ENVIRONS DE LA MER-NOIRE

£365

Full Title:Carte des Environs de la Mer Noire où se trouvent l’Ukraine, la Petite Tartarie, la Circassie, la Georgie, et les Confins de la Russie Européenne et de la Turquie.

RARE. Hiighly detailed two sheet joined map of the region from Poland, the Ukraine and the Black Sea in the West to the Caspian Sea in the East.

Includes large decorative cartouche. Engraved by Dussy and originally issued by De Vaugondy.

References: Pedley #379.

code : M2309

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1783 Paris

Size : 53*92cms

availability : Available

Price : £365

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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.