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Description

Detailed pair of maps showing the Upper and Lower Alsace Regions.

Shows fortified cities, towns, rivers, castles, chruches, roads, woods, mountains, lakes, etc. Very detailed. Shows Strasbourg, Haugenau, Beinheim, Colmar, Bale, Brisbach, New Brisach, Befort, etc.

Condition Description
Trimmed to the neatline with minor loss and a few minor tears.
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy Biography

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) was the head of a leading family of geographers in eighteenth century France. Gilles got his start when he jointly inherited the shop of Pierre-Moullart Sanson, grandson of the famous geographer Nicholas Sanson. The inheritance included the business, its stock of plates, and a roller press. In 1760 Gilles became geographer to King Louis XV. His son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786), was also a geographer and the two worked together. They were known for their exactitude and depth of research. In 1757, they produced the Atlas Universel, considered an authority for many years.