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Gilles Robert de Vaugondy

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy


Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) was the head of a leading family of geographers in eighteenth century France. Gilles got his start when he jointly inherited the shop of Pierre-Moullart Sanson, grandson of the famous geographer Nicholas Sanson. The inheritance included the business, its stock of plates, and a roller press. In 1760 Gilles became geographer to King Louis XV. His son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786), was also a geographer and the two worked together. They were known for their exactitude and depth of research. In 1757, they produced the Atlas Universel, considered an authority for many years.



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1752 - Mappemonde ou Description Du Globe Terrestre dressee sur les memoires les plus nouveaux, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques . . . 1752

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Striking Double Hemisphere Map of the World Showing the Latest Discoveries in the 1740s Fine large double hemisphere map of the world by renowned French mapmaker Gilles Robert de Vaugondy in 1752, first published in 1752. It shows the Anson...


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1783 - Amerique Septentrionale dressee sur les Relations plus modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs ou se remarquent Les Etats Unis . . . Pubilee en 1750 et Corrigee en 1783

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Scarce late state of De Vaugondy's map of North America, published in Paris. First issued in the 1750s, this edition has been updated to include the newly formed United States. Florida is shown as an archipelago and the coastline of California is...


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1793 - Carte De La Virginie Et Du Maryland Dressee sur la grande carte Angloise de Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson . . .

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Nice example of the single sheet version of the seminal Fry-Jefferson map of Virginia and Maryland, engraved by Elisabeth Haussard and published in Paris by Robert De Vaugondy for the Atlas Universel. A well executed reduction of Joshua Fry and Peter...


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1774 - Nouveau Systeme Geographique par lequel on concilie les anciennes connoissances sur les Pays nord-ouest de l'Amerique avec les nouvelles decouvertes des Russes au nord de la Mer du sud. Par Mr. de Vaugondy. 1774.

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Rare Dutch Edition of Didier Robert De Vaugondy's Comparative Cartographic Gem -- The Final De Vaugondy Map In The Greatest Cartographic Debate of the 18th Century Didier Robert De Vaugondy's Nouveau System Geographique . . . represents the final...


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1748 - Amerique Septentrionale Par le St. Robert Geographe . . . 1748

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Interesting mid 18th Century map of North America, published by Robert De Vaugondy. The map shows Quivira, Nouvelle Albion, P. de Drake, etc., on the West Coast of North America, which extends North to C. Blanc and shows the inland river. A number of...


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1749 - Bayes D'Hudson et Baffins et Terr de Labrador . . . 1749

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Detailed map of Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay Labrador and contiguous regions, from De Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif.


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1749 - (Cape Breton Island) Isle Royale . . . 1749

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Detailed map of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) and contiguous regions, from De Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif.


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1749 - Isle de Terre-Neuve . . . 1749

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Detailed map of the island of Newfoundland, from De Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif.


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1749 - Partie Occidentale de la Terre Ferme . . . 1749

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Detailed map of modern Colombia and Venezuela, published during the midst of the the last century of Spanish Colonial rule.


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1749 - Partie Orientale de la Terre Ferme ou l'on trouve la Guiane.

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Attractive antique engraved map of region between the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, published by the Vaugondy firm in Paris around 1749. The map shows much of the interior including forts and towns on the Amazon and Orinoco, interior lakes, and mountain...


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1749 - Partie Orientale de la Terre Ferme ou l'on trouve la Guiane.

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Attractive antique engraved map of the "Southern Part of Peru", to translate the French title, published by the Vaugondy firm in Paris around 1749. The map shows the "Audience de Los Charcas" and the "Audience de Lima", as well as the cities of Cusco...


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1749 - Carte Des Isles Britanniques . . . 1748

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Detailed map of the British Isles, from Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif.


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1780 - Le Royaume D'Ecosse divise en Shires ou Comtes . . .

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Detailed map of Scotland from a later edition of DeVaugondy's Atlas Universel. Includes towns, mountains, rivers, lakes and a host of other details.


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1757 - Partie Occidentale De La Lombardie et Pays circonvoisins ou sont les Etats de Savoye, Piemont, Milan, Genes, Plaisance &c. . . . 1750

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Highly detailed map of Northern Italy, Nice region and part of Switzerland, from DeVaugondy's Atlas Universel. Includes towns, mountains, rivers, lakes and a host of other details. Decorative cartouche. De Vaugondy's atlas was one of the most...


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1760 - Plan de la Ville et des Faubourgs De Paris Divise en ses Vingt Quartiers . . .

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Nice example of the first state of De Vaugondy's 2 sheet map of Paris. Includes symbols showing the limits of the City at the time of Philippe Auguste, Charles V and Charles VI, and Louis XIII (based upon the map of Gomboust). Inset at the sides...