CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE NORTON ET DU DETROIT DE BHERING
This finely engraved original antique map of Capt James Cooks discoveries, surveys and depth soundings in the Bering Straits between Seward Peninsular & Norton Sound in Alaska and Chukotskiy Poluostrov Peninsula in Siberia Russia by Rigobert Bonne was published in the 1778 edition of Atllas des toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre by Guillaume Raynal. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
good hand colour, light pleasant age toning.
Very good condition.
code : M2861
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1780 Paris
Size : 25*36 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.