ARABIA CARTE DE L'ARABIE
The Lattre larger map based on Bonne's geography., and not to be confused with the earlier plain Bonne maps.
This attractive map of the Arabian Peninsula has simple interior detail, with many cities named along the coastal areas of the Red Sea and Yemen. The Gulf is far less accurate, with Bahrain shown as two islands, with no sign of the Qatar promontory. A large decorative title cartouche adorns the map.
Excellent original hand colour.
Very good condition.
References: Rumsey 2612.050. Phillips (Atlases) 664. National Maritime Museum, 215.
code : M2816
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1783 Paris
Size : 31*46 cms
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.