Robert de Vaugondy’s Map of Roman BritainSKU: 8800
Robert de Vaugondy’s Map of Roman Britain
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49.5 x 55 cm
Britannicae Insulae in quibus Albion seu Britannia Major, et Ivernia seu Britannia Minor
Copper engraving, 49.5 x 55 cm, engraved by Guillaume de la Haye, original hand colour, blank verso. The final state of Robert de Vaugondy’s map of Roman Britain, which follows the map by Nicolas Sanson. Various additions include the Scilly Isles (Cassiterides), the road network and the signature ‘Groux’ to the cartouche; both the identity of Groux, and why his name was added to cartouches which were otherwise unaltered, remains mysterious (Pedley p. 67). Pedley, Bel et Utile: the Work of the Robert de Vaugondy Family of Mapmakers, 46 (6).