1874 Tardieu Map of the World in Hemispheres

MappeMonde-tardieu-1874
$175.00
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1874 Tardieu Map of the World in Hemispheres

MappeMonde-tardieu-1874

$175.00

Title


Mappe-Monde.
  1874 (undated)    10.5 x 17.5 in (26.67 x 44.45 cm)     1 : 130000000

Description


This is a beautiful 1874 map of the World in hemispheres by Ambroise Tardieu. It offers a fascinating snapshot of the world during a period of rapid globalization and discovery. The Antarctic continent is shown only sketchily, representing the relatively primitive state of Antarctic exploration in 1874. Continents are color coded with countries named, but boundaries not depicted. This map was prepared by Ambroise Tardieu and issued as plate 8 in his 1874 edition of Atlas Universel de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne.

CartographerS


Ambroise Tardieu (1788-1841) was a prominent French cartographer and engraver operating in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Tardieu's work is known for its beauty and accuracy as well as for its depth of detail. Tardieu's most important work is his version of John Arrowsmith's large format map of the United States, published in 1806. Ambroise Tardieu is eclipsed in fame by his son, artist and medical scholar, August Ambroise Tardieu. Ambroise Tardieu is also frequently confused with Jean Baptiste Pierre Tardieu, another unrelated French map and print engraver active in the early 19th century.


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.

Source


Furne, Jouvet et Cie Atlas Universel de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne (Paris), 1874.    

Condition


Very good. Minor wear along original centerfold. Original platemark visible. Minor spotting.

References


Rumsey 4697.012 (1863 edition).