MAPPE MONDE PAR ROBERT DE VAUGONDY..1750

£120

Small charming double hemisphere world with a blank western coastline of North America and partially mapped Australia and New Zealand. Good hand colour

Flattened folds

From: Methode Abregee et facile pour apprendre la Geographie

V Good condition.

Ref

Ref: Pedley #7.

code : M3333

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1750 Paris

Size : 15*28 cms

availability : Available

Price : £120

share :

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.