Bonne, Rigobert

1780

Nice antique map of Asia with Australia

Asie, par M. Bonne, Ingr. Hydrographe de la Marine

DESCRIPTION: Antique map of Asia by French hydrographer Rigobert Bonne. Coverage on this copper-plate engraved map includes Saudi Arabia, India, China, New Guinea, northern Australia ("Nouvelle Hollande"), New Zealand., Japan, Korea, and much more. Coverage extends far to the east to include Alaska with the Bering Strait and the Alaska Peninsula. No. 28.

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. This map is from Raynal's atlas.

CREATOR: Bonne, Rigobert

PUBLICATION DATE: 1780

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Asia

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean on chain-laid paper of the period. Wide margins. No major issues. A bit of wrinkling. Slight darkening in the vertical centerfold.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Andre'

SIZE: 13 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 9

PRICE: $160


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