British Colonies in North America

  • Author: Robert de Vaugondy
  • Date: 1755
  • Medium: Hand-colored engraving
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 24 5/8" x 19"
  • Centimeters: 63.14 x 48.72
  • Price: $2,495.00

PARTIE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE. From Atlas Universel, Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy, Paris.

Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688–1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723–1786), were leading mapmakers in France during the 18th century. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV. Gilles and Didier Robert De Vaugondy produced their maps and terrestrial globes working together as father and son.

The map shows the middle to upper Atlantic Seaboard of the United States, with an inset showing portions of South Carolina and Georgia. The snaking Ohio River beckons beyond the western border of the country.

Uses material from the Wikipedia article Robert de Vaugondy
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