Bonne, Rigobert
1787

Antique map of northern South America

Carte du Nouveau Royaume de Grenade de la Nouvelle Andalousie et de la Guyane avec le pays limitrophes qui en sont au sud. Par M. Bonne

DESCRIPTION: Fine hand-colored antique map of northern South America with portions of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Chile and neighboring countries to the south. Includes the Amazon River basin. By R. Bonne a cartographer and hydrographer who produced maps of both land and sea, although his work leaned more toward the sea for reasons expressed below. Number 31.

Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt 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. Published in Paris in 1787.

This site offers several charts from Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France ..." The 12 small charts of coastal France in the Atlas Maritime are considered to be among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps.

CREATOR: Bonne, Rigobert

PUBLICATION DATE: 1787

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: South America

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  On strong chain-laid paper. A strong impression. Single vertical fold as issued. Two spots in the margins.

COLORING: Careful wash hand-coloring.

ENGRAVER: Andre

SIZE: 14 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 50

PRICE: $99

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