"Les Provinces-Unies Des Pays-Bas . . .", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Period: 1753 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 19.1 inches
58.9 x 48.5 cm
A finely detailed map that delineates the political divisions and provides great detail of the topography, towns, and canals. It is embellished by a large, decorative title cartouche festooned with a cornucopia, representing the bounty of the United Provinces, and a liberty pole and cap celebrating their liberation from Spain. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition.
References: Pedley #228.
Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins with a centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival material. There are a few light spots in the bottom border, still overall very good.