This attractive copper engraved map of the region displays good topographical detail. Numerous cities are spread throughout China, however considerably fewer are shown in Korea and Japan reflecting the lack of knowledge of these regions in the late 18th century. The directions of the trade-winds are shown.

Good hand colour.

Very good condition.

code : M3101

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1778 Paris

Size : 32*21 cms

availability : Available

Price : £95

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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.