Bonne, Rigobert

1787

Northern Oblique Projection of eastern Hemisphere or Hemisphere Oriental.

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Mappe-Monde sur le plan Horizontal situe a 45 d. de latitude Nord. Hemisphere Oriental.

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Early antique projection covering the Eastern Hemisphere or "Hemisphere Oriental" taken from 45 degrees north latitude. Includes the North Pole, northern North America with Alaska; Africa, Madagascar, Europe, Japan, western Australia (Nouvelle Hollande"), and New Zealand. A very fine copper-plate engraved map produced by Rigobert Bonne and crisply and finely engraved by Andre to include mountain ranges and numerous place names. Includes two related views on the plate including one colorful view of the "Sphere Oblique" and another obtuse drawing labeled "Effet de Pesanteur".

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. Published in Paris in 1787. Plate 24.

CREATOR: Bonne, Rigobert

PUBLICATION DATE: 1787

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World - Eastern Hemisphere

BODY OF WATER: N/A

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

COLORING: Careful wash hand-coloring.

ENGRAVER: Andre

SIZE: 14 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $


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