Antique Map of the Russian Empire in Asia by Vaugondy (1750)



Description: Antique map titled ‘Partie Orientale de l’Empire de Russie en Asie (..)’. Detailed map of the Russian Empire in Asia.


Artists and Engravers: Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) was the head of a leading family of geographers in eighteenth century France. Gilles got his start when he jointly inherited the shop of Pierre-Moullart Sanson, grandson of the famous geographer Nicholas Sanson. The inheritance included the business, its stock of plates, and a roller press. In 1760 Gilles became geographer to King Louis XV. His son, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (ca. 1723-1786), was also a geographer and the two worked together. They were known for their exactitude and depth of research. In 1757, they produced the Atlas Universel, considered an authority for many years.

  • Date: 1750
  • Overall size: 66 x 50 cm.
  • Image size: 58.5 x 46.5 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-12184-1
  • Price: 261,5 Euro / 308 USD / 4.450.000 IDR