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1852 Vuillemin Map of the Caribbean and West Indies


1852 Vuillemin Map of the Caribbean and West Indies




  1852 (undated)    8.5 x 11.5 in (21.59 x 29.21 cm)


An attractive 1852 map of the Caribbean by A. Vuillemin. Details color coded colonial holdings, relief shown by hachures. Features a beautiful frame style border. Prepared by A. Vuillemin for publication as plate no. 32 in Maison Basset's 1852 edition of the Atlas Illustre.


Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and an book editor based in Paris, France. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas Illustre de Geographie Commerciale et Industrielle.

The Maison Basset (fl. 1830 - 1860) was a French publishing concern active through the mid to late 19th century. From their offices at 33 Rue de Seine, Paris, France, Maison Basset published the works of such prominent French cartographers and engravers as Barbie du Bocage, A. Vuillemin, J. B. Charle, V. Levasseur, Tu. Duvotenay, H. Dufor, F. E. George, and others. Their library of publications is diverse and vast, but heavily focused on medical and scientific texts, including several important atlases.


Vuillemin, A, Atlas Illustre, (Maison Basset: Paris) 1852.    


Very Good. Blank on verso.
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