C1778

Mappe monde suivant la projection des cartes reduites.

C18th French map of the world on Mercator’s Projection with decorative title. Australia and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by James Cook on his first voyage.

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S/N: WM-1778-VAUG-005–185671
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Full Title:

Mappe monde suivant la projection des cartes reduites.

Date:

C1778

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

390mm 
x 240mm
AUTHENTICITY
Mappe monde suivant la projection des cartes reduites. - Antique Print from 1778

Genuine antique
dated:

1778

Description:

C18th French map of the world on Mercator’s Projection with decorative title. Australia and New Zealand are shown with the discoveries made by James Cook on his first voyage.

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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