1752 – G. R. Vaugondy – Mappemonde ou Description du Globe Terrestre
Title: “Mappemonde ou Description du Globe Terrestre; dressee sur les mémoires les plus nouveaux, et assujettie aux observations astronomiques”
Decorative large format map of the World, richly embellished with an ornate title cartouche vignette top and bottom center. It shows the Anson expedition and other voyages that took place in the late 1730s and 1740s and also depicts a remarkable projection of Australia. Map dated!
Cartographer: Gilles Robert De Vaugondy (1688–1766)
Sheet size: 52 x 77,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition, scuffed, with light margins and browning, partially stained. Beautiful hand colouring. Folds with slight tears. Original paper with watermarks!
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1752 and not a modern copy or reprint!