C1806

Les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques, Philippines, Carolines, et Mariannes.

Fine map of the East Indies showing northern Australia by on of the leading French cartographers of the period.

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S/N: NACO-ASI-EI-038–201828
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Full Title:

Les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques, Philippines, Carolines, et Mariannes.

Date:

C1806

Condition:

In good condition, folds as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

265mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques, Philippines, Carolines, et Mariannes. - Antique Print from 1806

Genuine antique
dated:

1806

Description:

Fine map of the East Indies showing northern Australia by on of the leading French cartographers of the period.

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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