Attractive and detailed charty of the East Indies. Covers the area from the Gulf of Siam / Thailand; and Malacca / Malaysia and then eastwards to Java, Borneo,Celebes, Philippines and New Guinea. Some southern islands with incomplete coastlines not fully surveyed.

Rhumb lines.

Arrows showing prevailing winds at different times of year.

Very good original colour

Very good condition.

Publication Atlas Moderne

code : M4739

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1762 Paris

Size : 30*42 cms

availability : Available

Price : £225

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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.