PARTIE MERIDIONALE DE L'ANCIEN MEXIQUE OU DE LA NOUV'LE ESPAGNE

£75

Attractive double page map of Central America and Southern Mexico including Mexico city.

The map includes the present-day states of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

A couple of invisible professionally filled worm holes.

Good hand colour

Very good condition

Publication 'Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, dress pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des tablissemens et du Commerce des Europens dans les Deux Indes' by Abbe Raynal, Geneva

code : M4307

Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert

Date : 1780 Paris

Size : 22*32.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £75

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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.