MEDITERRANEAN SEA CARTE DE LA MER MEDITERRANEE
SoldRare map of the whole of the Mediterranean.By Lattre after Bonne.Finely engraved and very detailed.Rhum lines etc.2 Cartouches.Interestingly the dedication in left cartouche has been inked out probably before sold as the map was no longer dedicated to the original patron. Excellent full original colour..again rare.Some small blemishes in colour wash otherwise a very attractive map in v.good condition SOLD
code : M2196
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 17560c Paris
Size : 34*69cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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.