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2 x World Maps - c1804, & c1752 above.

2 x World Maps - c1804, & c1752 above.

by C.F. Delamarche / Robert De Vaugondy

Fine antique map. MAPPE MONDE dressée suivant les nouvelles relations et assujettie aux observations astronomiques Par le S. Robert de Vaugondy Géog. Corrigée et augmentés des découvertes du Cap. Cook, de ses trois Voyages; de celles de la Pérouse, en 1801, de Vancouver, de Mackensie, en 1802, et de toites celles faites dans la Mer du Sud, d’apres la Carte du Gd. Ocean, entre l’Asie et l’Amerique. Au XII 1804.
(World Map drawn following new information and subject to astronomical observations By Robert Vaugondy Senior, Geographer (Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, 1688-1766). Corrected and augmented with discoveries by Captain Cook on his three voyages between 1768 and 1779, by La Perouse in 1801, by Vancouver and Mackenzie in 1802, and all that were made in the Grand Southern Ocean between Asia and America. August 12, 1804.)

Geographer Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) worked with and inherited the engraved map plates of his father. The engraved plates and copyrights passed from Didier Robert de Vaugondy to Jean-Baptiste Fortin, who sold them to Paris lawyer, Charles François Delamarche (1740-1817). This beautiful copperplate-engraved double-sphere map, updated by Delamarche with the routes of Captain Cook, La Perouse, Vancouver and Mackenzie, was published in Paris c1804. Descendants of Nicolas Sanson, the Vaugondy family based their maps on those of the Sanson family. Robert de Vaugondy combined this information with Hubert Jaillot’s maps and plates that he acquired upon Jaillot’s death in 1752. The maps of Vaugondy’s large Universal Atlas (Atlas Universel), first published c1757-1758, were outstanding for the quality of geographic information and the beauty of presentation. Delamarche, who had previously been a lawyer, had been corresponding with American Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, when the 1783 Treaty of Paris officially ended the America Revolutionary War, prior to the Jeffersonian Ordinance of 1784, so Delamarche had access to knowledge of world exploration and geography.

It is rare to find such a superb pair of maps, showing the world as known, 50 years apart. This map was published 52 years after the first edition by Robert de Vaugondy (above). To its border this map measures approximately 46.3 x 74 cm.

The price is for this map and above map, both in fine condition, with conservation framing. Paying for one will secure both. If buying throught website do NOT put them separately in the shopping basket or you will be charged twice! 

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Stock Number: amDela-Vaug.1CPrice: $11,000.00