Interesting and attractive mid eighteenth century map of North America by Vaugondy.

The western part of North America is labeled Nle. Albion with Quivera above and Teguaio in the area of today's Utah. The entire Northwest coast above Albion is blank and partially hidden by the square cartouche. There is an open-ended bay in Hudson Bay allowing for the possibility of the Northwest Passage. Apaches are correctly located in the Southwest, and Texas is named Cenis and is a part of Spanish Floride, which incongruently does not include Florida. The British Colonies are shown along the eastern seaboard, with the large French possessions of Louisiane to the west.

V good hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M3318

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1750 Paris

Size : 15.5*15.5 cms

availability : Sold

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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.