ETAT DE L'EGLISE GRAND DUCHE DE TOSCANE ET ISLE DE CORSE

£265

Good colour version of Vaugondy's map of Tuscany, Corsica and as Rome.

Very detailed for the period with many place names of even small towns ; rivers and mountains.

Decorative cartouche.

Excellent full wash hand colour

Very good condition

Publication

De Vaugondy's Atlas Universel Paris 1757.

Oneof the great eighteenth century Atlases with new and correct information

code : M4879

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1757 Paris

Size : 48*54 cms

availability : Available

Price : £265

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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.