Cartes des Parties Nord et Ouest de L'Amerique dressee d'apres les relations les plus authentiques par M en 1764

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Chart of North America shows both east and west coasts, as well as Canada & Alaska. California & the Pacific Northwest coast to Alaska is still speculative & uncharted, whereas the east coast is depicted from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia & New England down to Florida and the Gulf Coast, showing Boston, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Georgia.Place names and names /location of Indian tribes.No sign of Rockies alargely fictitious interior.Uncoloured as issued.Perfect condition.

code : M72

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1772

Size : 30*36.5

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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.