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Les Isles Brittaniques – c1799

“Les Isles Brittaniques” …c1799... Robert de Vaugondy (1686 – 1766) / C F Delamarche (1740 – 1817)a… 9 x 11” (23 cms x 28 cms) … original outline hand colour  with recent wash colour.. from “Le Nouvel Atlas Portatif”, published in Paris.  Gilles (1688 – 1766) and Didier (c. 1723 – 1786) Robert de Vaugondy were map publishers, engravers and cartographers active in Paris during the mid-18th century. They were well respected for the detail and accuracy of their maps compiling each map from their own superior geographic knowledge, scholarly research, the journals of contemporary explorers and missionaries and direct astronomical observation. Charles Francois Delamarche founded the important and prolific Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. His work follows in the footsteps of his predecessors, Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667), Robert de Vaugondy (1686-1766), and Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794), many of whose maps he continued to reprint well into the early 19th century. Delamarche eventually passed control of the firm to his son Felix Delamarche (18th C. – 1st half 19th C.) and geographer Charles Dien (1809-1870). The firm continued to publish maps and globes throughout the mid 19th century. Van der Krogt considers them “the most successful French entrepreneurs in maps and globes” of the 19th century This map has been mounted to museum standards. Ref. Map 1184