Asia antique map with Korea Japan by Vaugondy 1750
Title: Asie le Sr. Robert De Vaugondy 1750
Asia old map, 18th century copper engraving with hand coloring.
Mapmaker: 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 mapmakers in France during the 1700s. In 1757, they published The Atlas Universel, one of the most important atlases of the 18th century. 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 1760, Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to Louis XV.
Size: Image app.: 15 x 15 cm. 6 x 6 inches. Condition: Good, narrow borders, right border down added. folds as published.