SCANDINAVIA LE NORD DE L'EUROPE CONTENANT LE DENMARK , LA NORVEGE LA SUEDE ET LA LAPONIE
A fine example of Rigobert Bonne and Guillaume Raynal’s 1780 map of Northern Europe and European Russia. Covers the modern day countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Finland as well as parts of Russia (including Moscow), Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Highly detailed, showing towns, rivers, some topographical features and political boundaries. Drawn by R. Bonne for G. Raynal’s Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes.
Good hand colour.Very good condition.
code : M2484
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1780 Paris
Size : 22*33cms
availability : Available
Price : £95
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.