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Stock# 57839
Description

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.
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.