L'ANCIEN MONDE ET LE NOUVEAU
Attractive 18th Century map of the World.The Ancien and Nouveau in title refers to Europe and Asia being the Old World and the Americas as the New.
No Alaska and Tasmania joined to Australia.
Many geographical misconceptions of the late 18th Century. The Norhwest Coast of America no longer shows the Bay of the West, following Cook's explorations, but has not yet been reshaped by the explorations of Vancouver. The Norhwest and Northeast passages are still viable prospects. The entire western region is blank with the only place name being Cape Mendocino.
Good hand colour.Folds as issued.
code : M4813
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1780 Paris
Size : 22*41.5 cms
availability : Available
Price : £185
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.