Maker: Robert De Vaugondy, (1688-1766)
Date: 1754, Paris
Short Title: L'Alsace [Alsace is a historical region in northeastern France on the Rhine River plain. Bordering Germany and Switzerland, it has alternated between German and French control over the centuries and reflects a mix of those cultures. Its capital, Strasbourg, is centered on the Ill River’s Grand Île island, bordered by canals and home to the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, with its animated astronomical clock.]
Full Title: L'Alsace divisee en Haute et Basse et le Sundgau. Par le Sr. Robert. Geographe ordinaire du Roy. Avec Privilege. 1754. E. Haussard,
Source: Atlas Universel, Par M. Robert Geographe ordinaire du Roy, et Par M. Robert De Vaugondy son fils Geographe ord. du Roy, et de S. M. Polonoise, Duc de Lorraine et de Bar, et Associe de L'Academie Royale des Sciences et belles Lettres de Nancy, Avec Privilege Du Roy, 1757. A Paris, Chez Les Auteurs ,Quay de l'Horloge du Palais, Boudet Libraire Imprimeur du Roi, rue St. Jacques. Grave par Ch. Baquoy. J. Oger Scripsit...
Size of Map: 40 x 74 cm approximately (15.75 x 29.13 in.) approx
Description: A copper engraved, hand outline colored map showing the course of the Rhine from Sunneren and Ruosen to Basel and Huningen. Larger cities in the region include Colmar, Brisbach, Strasbourg, and Nevenberg. Includes towns, mountains, rivers, lakes, and a host of other details. Printed in two segments.
References: Phillips, 619 (1757/1758); Pedley. Belle et utile, p. 227; Fordham, Studies in Cartobibligraphy p. 165; Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers Revised Edition Vol. (Q-Z) p.52
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