Detailed attractive and very interesting chart. Centered on the Indian Ocean and includes most of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The main focus of the chart is European trade and commerce with the East Indies. Arrows depict the directions of the currents or prevailing winds in the oceans. There is a fair amount of detail in India, and the map includes an inset of southern India and Sri Lanka.

Nouvelle Hollande for Australia.

Cartouche. Good strong impression. Uncoloured as issued.

Very good condition.

code : M3480

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1774 Paris

Size : 32*46 cms

availability : Sold

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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.