1778 – G. R. Vaugondy – Mappe Monde
Title: “Mappe Monde suivant la projection des cartes reduites”
Original antique copperplate-engraved 1778 map by Robert de Vaugondy on Mercator’s Projection, with original outline color showing the areas associated with the four major religions of the world: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Paganism. The attractive cartography reflects the most recent discoveries of the late 18th century explorers. Australia is outlined in full, including an attached Tasmania, as is New Zealand. In North America, there is scant detail between Hudson Bay, marked as an English possession, and the Pacific Coast, where a printed note alludes to Russian discoveries. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and published by Fortin in Nouvel Atlas Portatif, Paris, 1778.
Cartographer: Gilles Robert De Vaugondy (1688–1766)
Engraving size: 37,0 x 22,0 cm
Sheet size: 38,0 x 24,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition, original colors, slightly brownish in margins, centerfold as issued.
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1778 and not a modern copy or reprint!