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  • Indonesia, The Phillippines, Borneo, Islands of the Western Pacific, etc., by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Indonesia, The Phillippines, Borneo, Islands of the Western Pacific, etc., by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Stock No. 3317MS

    Les Isles de la Sonde, Moluques, Philippines, Carolines, et Mariannes.  Copper engraving with hand-colouring engraved by E. Dussy for the first edition of Didier Robert de Vaugondy’s Nouvel Atlas Portatif, 1762.  Engraved area 240 x 266 mm., sheet 280 x 390 mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  The cartouche designed and engraved by J. Arrivet.  The first state of this map.

    The Vaugondy family – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) – published maps and globes in Paris between 1731 and 1778, and are considered the most important French mapmakers of the eighteenth century.  Their most important series of maps were for the folio Atlas Universel, published from 1757 onwards.  The Nouvel Atlas Portatif appeared shortly after Didier had been appointed geographer to Louis XV.

    £140.00
  • Nea-Polynesia, or The Islands Newly Discover’d in the Pacific Ocean

    Nea-Polynesia, or The Islands Newly Discover’d in the Pacific Ocean

    Stock No. 3166MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by William Palmer for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 101 x 120 mm., sheet 147 x 170 mm.  Original hand-colouring.

    William Faden (1749-1836) was an important English cartographer and map-publisher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, noted for the accuracy of his maps.  He was appointed Geographer to George III in 1783.

    £100.00
  • Western Coast of North America

    Western Coast of North America

    Stock No. 3162MS

    Miniature copper-engraved map, 1798, engraved by William Palmer for William Faden’s Atlas Minimus Universalis.  Image 120 x 104 mm., sheet 169 x 147 mm.  Original hand-colouring.

    Showing the recent discoveries by Cook, including the Sandwich Islands.

    William Faden (1749-1836) was an important English cartographer and map-publisher of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, noted for the accuracy of his maps.  He was appointed Geographer to George III in 1783.

    £150.00
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