C1750

Mappe Monde Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy Avec Privilege 1750

Double hemisphere world map with Australia shown prior to the discovery of the east coast by James Cook in 1770. Here shown with an imaginary east coast extending to the Solomon Islands.

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S/N: WM-1750-VAUG-036–185218
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Full Title:

Mappe Monde Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy Avec Privilege 1750

Date:

C1750

Condition:

Small split to fold at upper sheet edge, otherwise in good condition. Folds as issued.

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Image Size: 

285mm 
x 150mm
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Mappe Monde Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy Avec Privilege 1750 - Antique Map from 1750

Genuine antique
dated:

1750

Description:

Double hemisphere world map with Australia shown prior to the discovery of the east coast by James Cook in 1770. Here shown with an imaginary east coast extending to the Solomon Islands.

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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