A pair of 'Robert de Vaugondy' globes
Globes on gilt tripod wood stands composed of a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe which is signed and dated 1763.
Son of the French XVIIth geographer Nicolas Sanson, Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) were the most French reknown geographers and cartographers of their time, both to the King. They both produced in common 'l’Atlas Universel' in 1757.
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