Bonne, Rigobert
1787

Antique Northern Polar Projection or Hemisphere Septentrional

Mappe-Monde sur le plan de l' Equateur, Hemisphere Septentrional.

DESCRIPTION: Attractive North polar projection covering the Northern Hemisphere or "Hemisphere Septentrional" from the North Pole to the Equator. Early French copper-plate engraved map produced by Rigobert Bonne and crisply and finely engraved by Andre' to include mountain ranges and numerous place names. Surrounded by two tables of climatological data and a view of the "Sphere Parallele." Published in Paris in 1787. Plate 22.

Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the DepĂ´t de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762, but Bonne is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre.

CREATOR: Bonne, Rigobert

PUBLICATION DATE: 1787

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World- Northern Hemisphere

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid paper. A strong impression. Single vertical fold as issued.

COLORING: Uncolored.

ENGRAVER: Andre

SIZE: 14 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $180

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