Attractive copper engraving of the continent with good detail of rivers and lakes and numerous place names, mostly along the coast.

Very interesting borders with countries Magellanique, Amazon Portugaise and Paraguay extending far into present day Brasil.

Decorative cartouche with an Indian maiden, parrot, alligator, etc. Rococo-style distance cartouche.

Original outline colour.

Very good condition

code : M2840

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1757 Paris

Size : 48.5*60 cms

availability : Available

Price : £145

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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.