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ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. - Germania Antiqua. . .

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. -  Germania Antiqua. . .
ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, G. - Germania Antiqua. . .
Date: Paris, 1756
Size: 473 x 583 mm.
Colouring: In original o/l colours.
Condition: Good and dark impression. Traces of humidity in the upper corner.

Description

A fine map of ancient Germany, Poland and the Netherlands from his "Atlas Universel".
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723–1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 18th century.
In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV.
30€
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