Gilles Robert de Vaugondy*; 1688-1766.
Didier Robert de Vaugondy, son; c1723-1786.
Charles François Delamarche, successor; 1740-1817.
G Robert de Vaugondy, related to the Sanson family, inherited a wealth of cartographic materials in 1730 at Pierre Moulard Sanson's passing away. He had also acquired most of the plates and maps of Hubert Alexis Jaillot upon his death in 1712.
With ample and continuous revisions, corrections and additions, this was the basis for his major work: "Atlas Universel" first printed in 1757, and later reissued in 1783 and 1793.
Worth mentioning is also the "Atlas Portatif" in 1748-1749.
His son produced in 1761 the famous "Part de l'Amérique Septentrionale", and later a "Nouvel Atlas Portatif".
Delamarche, corrected and revised as necessary to continue publish quite a few of these works (e.g.: "Nouvel Atlas Portatif" of 1806); often giving prominent credit to his source (which may be misleading in some cases).
As such much of the Vaugondy maps are known for their large number of states, making them easy to identify with respect to their printing date.
* Gilles is often marking his maps: Le Sieur, or: Monsieur Robert.
La Floride divisee en Floride et caroline.
This small and relatively rare map (6 3/4" X 6 1/2") was originally produced for
the 1749 "Atlas Portatif" (dated in the cartouche and showing the 61 page number upper right). The present item is of an unknown state ( not dated and showing the 93 page number) and is generally accepted as having been printed for the "Nouvel Atlas Portatif" which was first issued in 1762.
The map shows a wealth of details on the Indian tribes and a triangular anemic peninsula.
The border with Carolina is drastically distorted reaching up to 35º of latitude...this might be due to political considerations to help stem the British expansion in the area.
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