Coloured map of the British Isles from Gilles Robert de Vaugondy. With inset map of the Orkneys, Shetlands and Faroe Islands. Attractive cartouche with coat of arms.
Overall browning, some foxing, missing piece in centre of top margin, vertical large tear left of centrefold largely backed with old paper also slightly visible from front side.
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy, a French cartographer with connection to the Sanson family, was born 1688 in Paris. He used Sanson's plates and also acquired plates of Jaillot. His major work was the beautiful Atlas Universel first issued in 1757. He died 1766 in Paris.
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Gilles Robert de Vaugondy: Les Isles Britanniques qui Comprennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande.
Antique map of the British Islands. Printed in Paris circa 1754.
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