Very attractive, detailed large folio map of Europe by St Robert de Vaugondy.

The map of Europe extends from the Norway south to the Mediterranean Sea and from Portugal east as far as the Ural Mountains, including Iceland and delineates countries and provinces. The large decorative cartouche features implements of war surrounded by several flags, surveying tools, a horse, and a caduceus at top. The map was executed by Robert de Vaugondy published finally in the 1757 issue of the Atlas Universal.

Very good wash colour delineating the countries.

Very good condition

code : M4877

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1757 Paris

Size : 53*62 cms

availability : Available

Price : £245

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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.