1757 – G. R. Vaugondy – Orbis Vetus
Title: “Orbis Vetus in utraque continente”
Decorative large format map of the World, richly embellished with an ornate title cartouche vignette top and bottom center. Australia, New Zealand and the NW Coast of America are still very inaccurately depicted.
Cartographer: Gilles Robert De Vaugondy (1688–1766)
Engraving size: 71,5 x 47,5 cm
Sheet size: 77,0 x 51,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition, slightly brownish and stained, middle fold as issued. At the back of the map reinforcement around margin (map was in the frame before). Original paper with watermarks!
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1757 and not a modern copy or reprint!