C1779

Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distingues les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles contiennent, tirees du Neptune Oriental.

Large detailed c.18th French map of Asia, extending from India to Taiwan and south to Sumatra, with decorative cartouche.

$A 650

S/N: ASI-1779-VAUG–201826
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Full Title:

Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distingues les Empires et Royaumes qu’elles contiennent, tirees du Neptune Oriental.

Date:

C1779

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

560mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Les Indes Orientales, ou sont distingues les Empires et Royaumes qu'elles contiennent, tirees du Neptune Oriental. - Antique Map from 1779

Genuine antique
dated:

1779

Description:

Large detailed c.18th French map of Asia, extending from India to Taiwan and south to Sumatra, with decorative cartouche.

Collections:
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/btv1b53119487v
David Rumsey Collection: List No: 3353.092

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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