1778 L’Italie de Vaugondy Antique Engraving Map Italia Italy Mediterranean
Original Antique Copperplate Engraved Map
par Robert de Vaugondy
Dimensions of the plate: 435 x 305 mm, 17 x 12 inches
Dimensions of the map: 295 x 265 mm, 11.6 x 10.4 inches
Original hand colored map of Europe from 1829. Detailed map of Italy, with the Gulf of Venice, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily done in a manner and engraving style quite unique to this era of cartographic knowledge and skill.
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier were descended from the N. Sanson family and they inherited much of Sanson’s cartographic material. They were highly skilled engravers who placed an emphasis upon accurate and precise visual descriptions over the more commonly encountered tendency towards decoration and imaginary (unsubstantiated) geography. Map was the part of Nouvel Atlas Portatif.
Engraved by: E. Dussy.
Condition: Some minor stains and creases along the edges, signs of folding, top side of the plate damaged, tears show in photo.
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This is an original antique engraving. We don’t sell reproductions.
Item will be shipped in cardboard tube.