ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, DIDIER. 1723-1786, & GILLES ROBERT DE VAUGONDY. 1688-1766.
Atlas Universel. Paris: chez les auteurs et Boudet, 1757-.
Folio (557 x 410 mm).  advertisement, 40 pp. List of maps mounted to front pastedown. Allegorical engraved title by Charles Baquoy after J. Oger and 108 engraved double-page maps hand-colored in outline. Period mottled calf, raised bands, gilt in spine compartments. Marginal soiling to map of Britain, light dampstaining to map of Hispaniola and to r.f.e.p. and to lower margin of title and first few leaves, 2 maps slightly toned, mild crease to Lombardy map, binding chipped at joints, upper board scuffed.
Provenance: Easton Neston Library (label on front pastedown).
Second edition of this important and influential 18th century atlas. Includes the 5 additional maps of the post roads supplementing the 103 maps listed in the index. Of the regular series, 12 maps are of the ancient world and the rest depict modern geography, including a world map, a lovely separate map of Japan and 7 maps of the Americas. The map of Virginia and Maryland is based on Fry and Jefferson's map, the maps of Canada and South America are based on material held by the Depot de la Marine. Phillips 619; Sabin 71864.
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