1762 Original Antique Map BARBARY COAST NORTH AFRICA MEDITERRANEAN MOROCCO MALTA. A fine and rare example original antique map titled. Cartes des Cotes de Barbarie ou les Royaumes de Maroc, de fez, d'Alger, de Tunis, et de Tripoli avec les Pays Circonvoisins. ATLAS MODERNE OU COLLECTION DE CARTES SUR TOUTES LES PARTIES DU GLOBE TERRESTRE c1775.
This is fascinating example of Rigobert Bonne's decorative map of the Maghreb or Barbary Coast. It covers northwestern Africa and the western Mediterranean. This region consists of the modern day nations of Tunisia, Libya, Algeria and Morocco. The map offers excellent detail throughout showing mountains, rivers, national boundaries, cities, regions, and tribes.
As Bonne was preparing this map, the Barbary Coast was a hotbed of piracy - much like the Somali coast today. The Barbary Pirates would attack trading ships passing through the narrow Gibraltar straits and western Mediterranean.Ships would be destroyed or appropriated, cargo sized, and the crews and passengers enslaved. By the early 19th century, piracy in this region had become so intense that the United States launched its first major naval offensive against Tripoli. The resultant 1805 Battle of Derne later inspired a portion of the lyrics of the Marines' Hymn,'the shores of Tripoli. A large decorative cartouche appears in the lower left quadrant of the map. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the HYDROGRAPHER AT THE DEPOT DE LA MARINE.
Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne's work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses.
While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal. Bonne would later become the Geographer to the King of France.
1743 - 1793 was a Paris based bookseller, engraver, and map publisher active in the mid to late 18th century. Lattre published a large corpus of maps, globes, and atlases in conjunction with a number of other important French cartographic figures, including Janvier, Zannoni, Bonne and Delamarche. He is also known to have worked with other European cartographers such as William Faden of London and the Italian cartographer Santini.
Paris court records indicate that Lattre brought charges against several other period map publishers, including fellow Frenchman Desnos and the Italian map engraver Zannoni, both of whom he accused of copying his work. Lattre's offices and bookshop were located at 20 rue St. Overall size of the map is 51cm x 39cm with large margins, perfect for mounting & framing CONDITION: Excellent overall condition with contemporary hand colouring and the usual centrefold, as issued.As would be expected with antique maps of nearly 250 years old, there will be some slight ageing and toning, but once mounted and framed, will not be noticable. ALL OUR PRINTS AND MAPS ARE ORIGINAL ANTIQUES AND ARE DATED AS STATED IN OUR DESCRIPTION. In some circumstances, we are able to accept a Cheque from UK Buyers, drawn on a UK Bank. We are very happy to combine many items for a single postal charge. All our items are sent in either Board Backed envelopes or Art Tubes and are in the case of sending to tropical areas of the world, additionally provded with sealed plastic envelopes. Antique Paper Company are established dealers in Antique Maps, Prints, Stamps, Postal History, Antiquarian Books and in fact all forms of Antique Paper also including Post Cards, Old Posters, Archives, Manuscripts, Ephemera etc.
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