"Partie Septentrionale du Gouvernem? General de Champagne ou se Trouvent le Retelois, le Rhemois, la Champagne Propre, Partie de la Brie et du Pertois, &c.", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles
Period: 1752 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.4 x 19.1 inches
59.4 x 48.5 cm
This delicately engraved map of the northern half of the famous Champagne region is centered approximately on Reims. Locates hundreds of villages and towns with nice topographical detail and a fine rococo-style cartouche entwined with grapevines. Robert de Vaugondy's Atlas Universel was one of the most successful and enduring works of the latter part of the eighteenth century.
References: Pedley #125.
Original outline color on heavy, watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold.