A pair of 'Robert de Vaugondy' globes

Gilded wood, plaster, paper Total height 43 cm (16.9 in.) Table height 28 cm (11 in.) Table diameter 42 cm (16.5 in.) Signed and dated by Robert de Vaugondy Paris - 1763

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.

Private collection, Italy


Galerie Delalande

"European Works of Art and Sculpture"

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