Antique Map-NORTH AMERICA-SOUTH-USA-CANADA-Buffon-Vaugondy-1853

Price: € 52,50

Subject: Map : 'Carte du Nouveau Continent.' (Map of the new World). This map shows North and South America after an older map by Robert de Vaugondy.
Condition: Excellent. General age related toning.
Medium: Steel engraving on vellin type paper. Original old hand colouring.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 17 x 26.5 cm. The image size is ca. 14 x 19 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 6.7 x 10.4 inch. The image size is ca. 5.5 x 7.5 inch.
Part Number: 24569
Location: A6-04
Description: This delicate handcoloured map originates from: 'Oeuvres completes de Buffon, avec la nomenclature Linneene et la classification de Cuvier.' Published in Paris by Garnier Freres, Libraires, 6 Rue des Saint-Peres, 1853.

Artists and Engravers: Map by 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. This is a later edition after an earlier map.