VAUGONDY, Didier Robert de. Usages des globes céleste et terrestre, faits par ordre du Roy.
Paris, Antoine Boudet, 1751.
16mo (139x81 mm), (8)-xviii-248-(26) pages and 5 folding plates. binding : Contemporary full calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title in gilt on lettering-piece, sprinkled edges. Corners and caps chipped. Joints splitting on 3 cm.
In this book, Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) explained how the globes he made for Louis XV worked.
Born into a family of geographers and cartographers, Didier Rober de Vaugondy was appointed geographer to the king, like his father, and became the royal censor for books concerning geography, navigation and travel in 1773.
Price : 600 €