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Mid-18th century French map of South America

Cartographer(s): Didier Robert de Vaugondy
Date: 1750
Place: Paris
Dimensions: 48 x 59 cm (18.75 x 23.25 in)
Condition Rating: VG

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Description

Map of South America reflecting European contemporary European knowledge of the geography and political divisions of the continent in the mid-18th century. It features good detail of rivers and lakes, along with numerous place names, mostly along the coast.

The map is adorned with two cartouches, one in Rococo-style containing scale information and and larger title cartouche with an Indian maiden, a parrot, South American produce, and an alligator.

Cartographer(s):

Didier Robert de Vaugondy

Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723 – 1786) was an 18th-century French geographer.

The son of Robert de Vaugondy, he was appointed geographer of the King by Louis XV, geographer of the Duke of Lorraine by Stanisław Leszczyński, King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Duke of Lorraine. In 1773, he became royal censor for works related to geography, navigation, and travels.

Condition Description

Some faint foxing and slight soiling.

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