A magnificent map of the Ottoman Empire including parts of present-day Turkey, Arabia, Egypt, the Holy Land, Syria, Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Lower left is the grand, decorative title cartouche. The map was published in the "Atlas Universel".Original outline colour.Very strong impression.**Mint condition.SOLD

code : M1942

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 900/ 1753 Paris

Size : 49*57cms

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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.