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  AMERICA 
 North America 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [An early examination of comparative cartography of North America]
[Recueil de 10 Cartes Traitant Particulierement de L'Amerique du Nord.] Paris, Diderot, 1779. Folio, modern half calf gilt; 10 numbered folding maps as called for.
The complete set of ten maps compiled by Didier Robert de Vaugondy from different souces (including the Russians and Japanese) and published in a supplement to Denis Diderot's monumental 'Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers'. The maps compare the different published versions of the cartography of North America, the North Pacific and Bering Strait, and north-east Asia. Shown on these maps are many myths and falsehoods: California as an island; the kingdoms of Anian and Quivira; Jesso or Ezo above Japan; the Mer de l'Ouest; and the fictitious discoveries of 'Bartholomew de Font', including the North West Passage. Most of these theories were cast aside at the end of the decade, with news of Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), which mapped the North Pacific in far better detail. However this work remains important as one of the first studies of comparative cartography.
[Ref: 9292]    £1,650.00 ($2,178 • €1,848 rates)


 Western USA 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [Antique map of California]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest separés de l'Asie par le Détroit d'Anian... Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 405mm. Lower margin extended.
Two antique maps on one sheet, the west coast of the U.S. from California to Alaska after Vaugondy, showing " Nova Albion" with an inset of an earlier attempt by Plantius & Visscher. This interesting map was engraved for Denis Diderot's famous "Encyclopedie" comprising 27 volumes.
[Ref: 8953]    £220.00 ($290 • €246 rates)


  ASIA 
 India 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [18th century map of India]
Indoustan ou Etats du Mogol. Paris, 1749. Coloured. 220 x 175mm.
A French map of the southern part of India, Sri Lanka and neighbouring islands. From Robert De Vaugondy's Atlas Portatif.
[Ref: 14830]    £110.00 ($145 • €123 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Norway 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [18th century map of Norway]
Norwege pars Robert de Vaugondy ... Paris, 1795. Original colours. 260 x 235mm.
French map of Norway, with an inset of Denmark. Originally published 1749 this example has been updated to 'Year Three of the French Republic', i.e., 1795.
[Ref: 15238]    £150.00 ($198 • €168 rates)


 Northern Italy 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [Liguria]
Carte Generale de L'Etat de Genes. Par le Sr Roberd de Vaugondy Fils de Mr Robert... Paris, Delahaye. Original colour. 185 x 310 mm.
Eighteenth century map of Liguria, centred on Genova.
[Ref: 13875]    £100.00 ($132 • €112 rates)


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