C1806

Mappe-Monde par le S.Robert de Vaugondy ....

Double hemisphere map showing the tracks of Cook’s first voyage as well a note &quotVue par Baudin&quot , on the southern coast of Australia recording Baudin’s explorations in 1803. This early notation pre dates the printed map published in the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Mappe-Monde par le S.Robert de Vaugondy ….

Date:

C1806

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

430mm 
x 285mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe-Monde par le S.Robert de Vaugondy .... - Antique Map from 1806

Genuine antique
dated:

1806

Description:

Double hemisphere map showing the tracks of Cook’s first voyage as well a note &quotVue par Baudin&quot , on the southern coast of Australia recording Baudin’s explorations in 1803. This early notation pre dates the printed map published in the Peron account of Baudin’s voyage issues in 1807. 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. Drom Vaugondy’s, &quotNouvel Atlas Portatif&quot.

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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