C1781

Antiquor? Imperiorum Tabula, in qua proe coeteris, Macedonicum seu Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditiones exarantur, con atibus D.Robert de Vaugondi

Rare map of the middle east showing Alexander the Great’s tracks.

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Antiquor? Imperiorum Tabula, in qua proe coeteris, Macedonicum seu Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditiones exarantur, con atibus D.Robert de Vaugondi

Date:

C1781

Condition:

Centre fold as issued with some minor creasing on top RHS, otherwise in good condition.

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620mm 
x 472mm
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Antiquor? Imperiorum Tabula, in qua proe coeteris, Macedonicum seu Alexandri Magni Imperium et Expeditiones exarantur, con atibus D.Robert de Vaugondi - Antique Print from 1781

Genuine antique
dated:

1781

Description:

Rare map of the middle east showing Alexander the Great’s tracks.

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688 - 1766)

Vaugondy inherited the firm of his uncle, Pierre Moullart-Sanson, in 1730. He quickly increased the business when he purchased the stock one of the leading French cartographers, Hubert Jaillot. He astutely combined his own additions to the maps he had purchased, bringing them up to date without the expense of creating new maps and engraving plates. Fittingly as a leading Parisian mapmaker of his day he was made Geographer to the King in 1730. Vaugondy was also one of the leading exponents of the French School of Theoretical Cartography and like Nicholas Bellin popularised the notion of an imaginary east coast of Australia.

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