C1750

Britannicae, Insulae in quibus Albion sen Britannia Major…

Very decorative map of Britain by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy.

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S/N: BI-1750-VAUG–185207
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Full Title:

Britannicae, Insulae in quibus Albion sen Britannia Major…

Date:

C1750

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Image Size: 

540mm 
x 490mm

Paper Size: 

780mm 
x 560mm
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Britannicae, Insulae in quibus Albion sen Britannia Major... - Antique Map from 1750

Genuine antique
dated:

1750

Description:

Very decorative map of Britain by Gilles Robert de Vaugondy.

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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