C1779

La Judee ou Terre Sainte divisee en ses Douze Tribus,.....

Large c.18th map of the Holy Land showing the distribution of the Twelve Tribes and an inset of the Promised Land of Canaan, which was promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. This is the rare issue with the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

La Judee ou Terre Sainte divisee en ses Douze Tribus,…..

Date:

C1779

Condition:

A little browning to lower centre fold, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

620mm 
x 480mm

Paper Size: 

730mm 
x 515mm
AUTHENTICITY
La Judee ou Terre Sainte divisee en ses Douze Tribus,..... - Antique Map from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Large c.18th map of the Holy Land showing the distribution of the Twelve Tribes and an inset of the Promised Land of Canaan, which was promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. This is the rare issue with the inset at top left.

From, Atlas Universel.

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 619.

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3353.002
:

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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