PARTIE DE LA CARTE DU CAPITAINE CLUNY AMERICAN TRAVELLER LONDON 1769
Copper engraved map which focuses on North America, although it also shows parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. The most prominent feature is a NORTHWEST PASSAGE connecting the Arctic with Repulse Bay at the top of Hudson Bay. Alaska has a strange elongated shape and there is a R. de l'Quest with its mouth about where the Columbia River would be.Hand colour.Good condition.
code : M498
Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family
Date : 1777 Paris
Size : 29*48.5cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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.