Bonne, Rigobert

Fine antique map of the Moluccas and North Australia

Carte des Isles de la Sonde et des Isles Moluques par M. Bonne, Inginieur Hydrographe de la Marine

DESCRIPTION: Attractive antique uncolored copperplate-engraved map of the islands of Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Malaca, Borneo, New Guinea (shown only partially due to incomplete exploration in the late 18th century) as well as the tip of Australia's northern coast(s) with each side of the Cape York Peninsula or "Terre du Sud" named: Terre de Diemen (west) and Terre d'Arnheim (east).

Arrow notations depict the directions of the winds during the various months of the year. Includes an inset map of the Moluccan Islands - the Spice Islands.

From "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du Globe Terrestre, dressé pour l’histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes. "

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. He 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, which was published in 1780.

CREATOR: Bonne, Rigobert



BODY OF WATER: Gulf of Carpenteria

CONDITION: Very Good.  No holes or tears or isssues. Clean on heavy laid paper. Clean.



SIZE: 12 " x 8 "


PRICE: $240


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