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Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786) was the son of prominent geographer Gilles Robert de Vaugondy and Didier carried on his father’s impressive work. Together, they published their best-known work, the Atlas Universel (1757). The atlas took fifteen years to create and was released in a folio and ¾ folio edition; both are rare and highly sought-after today. Together and individually, father and son were known for their exactitude and depth of research.

Like his father, Didier served as geographer to King Louis XV. He was especially recognized for his skills in globe making; for example, a pair of his globes made for the Marquise de Pompadour are today in the collection of the Municipal Museum of Chartres. Didier was also the geographer to the Duke of Lorraine. In 1773, he was appointed royal censor in charge of monitoring the information published in geography texts, navigational tracts, and travel accounts.

Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
6.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
27562
Place/Date:
Paris / 1749
Size:
6.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
39715
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58417
Place/Date:
Paris / 1762
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
60961
Place/Date:
Paris / 1757
Size:
23 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
58480
Place/Date:
Paris / 1752 circa
Size:
19 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
57943

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Place/Date:
Paris / 1770
Size:
12.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1006
Place/Date:
Paris / 1752
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
2205
Place/Date:
Paris / 1751
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10083
Place/Date:
Paris / 1752
Size:
25.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10084
Place/Date:
Paris / 1751
Size:
23.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10093
Place/Date:
Paris / 1752
Size:
19 x 18 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
10258
Place/Date:
Paris / 1751
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11278
Place/Date:
Paris / 1762
Size:
9.5 x 6 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
11615
Place/Date:
Paris / 1774
Size:
8 x 6.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
10879