NORTH AMERICA PARTIE DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE QUI COMPREND LE CANADA LA LOUISIANE,LE LABRADOR,LE GROENLAND,LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE,LA FLORIDE
RARE.This Bonne/Lattre FIRST EDITION issue map of the whole of the east coast of North America from Baffin Bay to Florida is rare in so much as it is unusual to find both sheets(At this time there is only one example of the Northern, Canada sheet available online).With some very interesting geographical detail on the map including a depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and Hudson Bay alluding to a possible passage to the Pacific coast.THere is some detail of rivers and even towns west of the Mississippi. There is a decorative cartouche top left and scale bars bottom right.Outline colour as issued.Slight tage toning that adds rather than detracts.Very good condition.
*This is the first edition of a map that was amended and reissued up until 1783 and again later as a theatre of war map in 3 sheets.
code : M1570
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1771 Paris
Size : 44*58cms
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.