C1778

Carte de l’Asie dressee sur les Relations les plus nouvelles, principalement fur les Cartes de Russie, de la Chine, et de la Tatarie Chinoise; et divisee en ses Empires et Royaumes

Superb large scale detailed map of Asia by Giles Didier Robert De Vaugondy. The map extends from the Middle east to Japan and south to the Indonesian islands. The Malay peninsula is curiously shaped. Vaugondy notes that details of the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de l’Asie dressee sur les Relations les plus nouvelles, principalement fur les Cartes de Russie, de la Chine, et de la Tatarie Chinoise; et divisee en ses Empires et Royaumes

Date:

C1778

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

540mm 
x 490mm
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Carte de l'Asie dressee sur les Relations les plus nouvelles, principalement fur les Cartes de Russie, de la Chine, et de la Tatarie Chinoise; et divisee en ses Empires et Royaumes - Antique Map from 1778

Genuine antique
dated:

1778

Description:

Superb large scale detailed map of Asia by Giles Didier Robert De Vaugondy.


The map extends from the Middle east to Japan and south to the Indonesian islands. The Malay peninsula is curiously shaped. Vaugondy notes that details of the Russian Empire (Tartary, Siberia etc) are take from the Atlas Russicus, compiled by Joseph de L’Isle, published in St. Petersburg in 1745. 

Ref: Sweet 138.

From Vaugondy’s Atlas Universel Drese Sur Les Meilleures Cartes Moderne, Venice. 

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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