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Name Vaugondy, Robert de
Other names Didier Robert de Vaugondy
Robert de Vaugondy fils
Life Dates c.1723–1786
Nationality French
Geographic location(s) Paris, France
Occupation Cartographer
Notes Didier Robert de Vaugondy and his father, Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1756) published one of the most important atlases of the eighteenth century, the Atlas Universel (1757), based on older sources integrated with modern surveys and information gathered from astronomical observation. Didier Robert de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to King Louis XV in 1760. The Robert de Vaugondys were related to Nicolas Sanson and inherited much of his cartographic material, which was incorporated into some of their work.
Role Cartographer

Associated Records

Image of Map Collection - 2016.6.11

Map Collection - 2016.6.11

"Siberie ou Russie Asiatique, Tartarie Chinoise, Pays des Eluts et Isles du Japon," 1762, hand-colored copperplate engraving by Robert de Vaugondy. Printed lower right (in cartouche): Indostan Presqu'isles de L'Inde Chine Tartarie Independants / par le S. Robert de Vaugondy / Geographe ord. du Roi, &c. / avec Privilege, 1762 Printed lower left, in plate: A Paris ches l'Auteur quai de l'Horloge du Palais pres le Pont neuf. Printed lower right, in plate: Grave par E. Dussy