Covers the area from Malay peninsula to Australia includingf Sumatra, Java, Singapore, Borneo, New Guinea, and northern Australia (Nouv. Holland). the straits of SinCapura,. The southern part of New Guinea are only partially explored and here have been left blank. Arrows in the seas show the important trade winds thatallowed trade in this region. Includes detailed inset of Moluccas in lower left . Highly detailed, showing towns, rivers, and some topographical features. Drawn by R. Bonne for G. Raynal’s 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. Good hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M2718

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1781 Paris

Size : 22*33 cms

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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.