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    Lot 182 – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), ‘Orbis Vetus’, France 1752

    June 20, 2022

Lot 182 – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), ‘Orbis Vetus’, France 1752

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Lot 182 – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766), ‘Orbis Vetus’, France 1752

Current Auction: N. 17 
AMERICAN DESIGN & EUROPEAN GRAPHICS
( Rome, July 06-07, 2022 - 5:00 P.M. CEST )

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An important watercoloured engraving, the cartouche in the middle of the composition bears the inscription ‘Orbis Vetus in utraqu e continente – jusct? mentem Sensonianam distinctus, nec non observarionibus astronomicis redactus, accurante Robert de Vaugony Geographo Regis ordinario. 1752. Cum Privilegio Regis’ and at the bottom ‘Lutetiae Parisiorum; apud Autorem in ripa Sequanae, ab horologio palatii dicta, prope pontem novum. – Et apud Ant. Boudet Bibliopolam et Typographum regis in via S.ti Jacobi’. Flaws present, unframed. Copper engraving, dimensions 20.4×28.7 in.

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