Interesting and up to date map of the settlements on the East Coast of Africa from Yemen to Zanzibar.

This is is the sllightly larger version of Bonne's 2 maps with more detai..but frankly there was not much detail to include in these east african maps...Very little inland detail except in north.

Mile bars, Top of Madagascar ..Comomoros and Mahe Islands marked.

An attractive original Eighteenth century map with good hand colour in mint condition.

code : M3527

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1780 Paris

Size : 24*35 cms

availability : Available

Price : £85

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Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), a prolific French cartographer, was active between about 1760 and 1788, working in the French Hydrographical Office, and appointed as Hydrographer to the French King.

Bonne prepared a large number of charts, some of which appeared in the Atlas Maritime. Today, he is best known for the smaller maps that he prepared for Raynal’s Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, published in 1780, and the Atlas Encyclopedique, published in conjunction with Nicholas Desmarest. Although the maps are relatively plain, dispensing with the decorative embellishment of mid-century, they are detailed and provide good coverage of newly discovered regions.