BG-12184-1

Antique Map of the Russian Empire in Asia by Vaugondy (1750)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1750
  • Overall size: 66 x 50 cm.
  • Image size: 58.5 x 46.5 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Partie Orientale de l'Empire de Russie en Asie (..)'. Detailed map of the Russian Empire in Asia. 

Artists and Engravers: 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.