1771 2 x Antique Maps WEST AFRICA GUINEA COAST & CAPE VERDE ISLANDS CONGO ANGOLA. A pair of fine and rare original antique maps titled. Carte de la Guinee contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Senegal, La Cote Guinee proprement dite, les Royaumes de Loango, Congo, Angola et Benguela. ATLAS MODERNE OU COLLECTION DE CARTES SUR TOUTES LES PARTIES DU GLOBE TERRESTRE c1775.A beautiful example of Rigobert Bonne's 1771 Pair of decorative maps of western Africa. Covers from the Cape Verde Islands eastward to the coasts of Africa and the western mouth of the Niger River. Includes the modern day nations of Mauritania, Senegal, Angola, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire. As with most maps of Africa from this period, the coastlands are highly detailed while the interior is either blank or extremely speculative. A decorative title cartouche appears in the lower left hand quadrant and is divided into kingdoms. 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.
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