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1749. L'Isle De La Martinique . . . 1749

  • L'Isle De La Martinique . . . 1749

L'Isle De La Martinique . . . 1749 information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 1449x1258 px
Disk Size: 
 394432B
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  20.13 х 17.47
Printing at 150 dpi 
 9.66 х 8.39
Printing at 300 dpi 
 4.83 х 4.19

Striking example of De Vaugondy's map of Martinique, from his Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire. . . , first published in Paris, in 1748.

The map provides a marvelous look at the topography of the island.

Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786) was the son of prominent geographer Gilles Robert de Vaugondy and Didier carried on his father’s impressive work. Together, they published their best-known work, the Atlas Universel (1757). The atlas took fifteen years to create and was released in a folio and ¾ folio edition; both are rare and highly sought-after today. Together and individually, father and son were known for their exactitude and depth of research.

Like his father, Didier served as geographer to King Louis XV. He was especially recognized for his skills in globe making; for example, a pair of his globes made for the Marquise de Pompadour are today in the collection of the Municipal Museum of Chartres. Didier was also the geographer to the Duke of Lorraine. In 1773, he was appointed royal censor in charge of monitoring the information published in geography texts, navigational tracts, and travel accounts.


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Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
1449x1258 px
Disk:
394432B
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Didier Robert de Vaugondy.
$9.99

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