WEST INDIES PARTIE DE LA MER DU NORD ...

£295

Full title Partie de la Mer du Nord, ou se trouvent les Grandes et Petites Isles Antilles et Les Isles Lucayes" Robert de Vaugondy

Stunning large and detailed chart of the West Indies / Caribbean extending from southern Florida and the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles and the northern coast of South America. The large decorative title cartouche features a ship, fishing nets, shells and a trio of wind-heads.

Nice impression with excellent original and outline colour. The map is in excellent condition

Ref: Pedley #47

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Publication: Atlas Universal

code : M3525

Cartographer : VAUGONDY ROBERT DE Family

Date : 1750 Paris

Size : 48.5*58.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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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.