2 Antique Maps-ANCIENT KINGDOMS-ASIA-WEST EUROPE-GREECE-Vaugondy-Delamarche-1780



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Copperplate engraving and etching on a verge type hand laid paper. on paper.

Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 70 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 65.5 x 50.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 27.6 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 25.8 x 19.9 inch.

2 Antique Maps, making one large map: ‘Partie Occidentale de la Carte des Anciennes Monarchies.’ & ‘Partie Orientale …’ (Western and Eastern part of the map of the ancient western Kingdoms). This map shows the old kingdoms of western Europa and northern Africa,South East Europa and Western Asia. With inset maps of ‘La Grece’ (Greece) and and globe: ‘Supplement pour l’Asie et l’Afrique.’ Rarely offered as a set. This map originates from an unrecorded composite Atlas compiled around 1795 (based on youngest dated map) which contained many maps originally published in the famous ‘Atlas Universel.’, by de Vaugondy, first published in 1757. To produce the atlas, the Vaugondys integrated older sources with more modern surveyed maps. They verified and corrected the latitude and longitude of many regional maps in the atlas with astronomical observations. The older material was revised with the addition of many new place names. In the late 18th c. the plates of these maps were acquired by Delamarche. This map has reference to Le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy and Delamarche after M. Rollin and a date reference of 1737. Age estimate: 1780.Artists and Engravers: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688�1766), also known as Le Sieur or Monsieur Robert, and his son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (c.1723�1786), were leading cartographers in France during the 18th century. Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. A lawyer by trade Delamarche entered the map business with the acquisition from Jean-Baptiste Fortin of Robert de Vaugondy’s map plates and copyrights and later addes many plates from other sources as well. Charles Delamarche eventually passed control of the firm to his son Felix Delamarche (18th C. – 1st half 19th C.) and geographer Charles Dien (1809-1870). It was later passed on to Alexandre Delamarche, who revised and reissued several Delamarche publications in the mid-19th century. The firm continued to publish maps and globes until the middle part of the 19th century. Maps engraved by Le Tellier.

Condition: Map 1: General age related toning and light staining. Worm holes near middle fold and bottom margin. paper separation lower middle fold,backed by identical paper. Short margin at the top. remargined. Light crease lower left. Map 2: General age related toning and light staining. Worm holes near lower middle fold and bottom margin. ,backed by identical paper. Irregular paper edges, chipped with small tears and occassional minor paper loss, backed by identical paper. Please study scan carefully.



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