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Stock# 47010
Description

Nice example of the first state of De Vaugondy's 2 sheet map of Paris.

Includes symbols showing the limits of the City at the time of Philippe Auguste, Charles V and Charles VI, and Louis XIII (based upon the map of Gomboust).

Inset at the sides locates hundreds of locations on the map.

Condition Description
Minor soiling and minor fold damaged.
Reference
Pedley, M.S. 119; Boutier, J. 260.
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.