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Striking large format map of China & Korea, from De Vaugondy's Atlas Universel.

Includes a large and detailed Formosa. Beautifully colored by province, with a striking full-color cartouche. Includes the Island of Taiwan or Formosa.

Condition Description
Worming in lower margin, far from printed image. Rust spot on the shoulder atop the figure on the cartouche and several other small rust spots.
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.