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Rare 1748 Edition

Detailed map of the British Colonies in North America, a decade prior to the French and Indian War.

From De Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif Universel et Militaire.

We have previously offered the 1749 edition several times, but this is the first time we have offered this 1748 edition.

Pedley, M.S. 468; McCorkle, B.B. (New England) 748.1.
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.