C1819

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les parties connues de la Surface du Globe, ..........

C.19th world map on Mercator’s projection showing Australia according to Cook with an imaginary southern coast and prior to the discoveries made by Bass and Flinder’s of Bass Strait. The Hawaiian Islands discovered by Captain Cook on his third and … Read Full Description

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S/N: NACO-WM-001-COL–226548
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Full Title:

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les parties connues de la Surface du Globe, ……….

Date:

C1819

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

385mm 
x 240mm

Paper Size: 

456mm 
x 312mm
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Mappe-Monde ou Carte Generale de toutes les parties connues de la Surface du Globe, .......... - Antique Map from 1819

Genuine antique
dated:

1819

Description:

C.19th world map on Mercator’s projection showing Australia according to Cook with an imaginary southern coast and prior to the discoveries made by Bass and Flinder’s of Bass Strait. The Hawaiian Islands discovered by Captain Cook on his third and final voyage of exploration. Highlighted in colour is the distribution of various religious faiths. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy was one of the leading exponents of the French School of Theoretical Cartography like Nicholas Bellin which popularised the notion of an imaginary east coast of Australia. Highly respected Royal cartographer.

From Vaugondy’s, Nouvel Atlas Portatif.

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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