Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Artists and Engravers: Made by'Rigobert Bonne' after an anonymous artist. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt 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. Subject: Antique print, titled:'Carte pour Servir a l' Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes' - This map is roughly centered on South America, but includes most of Africa, the southern part of North America and the West Indies. Arrows in the ocean depict the directions of the currents or prevailing winds. There is a fair amount of detail in Central and South America. Decorated with a nice title cartouche. Condition: Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 50.2 x 38.2 cm. The image size is ca. 45.5 x 32.2 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 19.8 x 15 inch. 17.9 x 12.7 inch. Medium: Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper. ThePrintsCollector Peter Cornelissen, Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Zeeland - The Netherlands. We guarantee our items to be genuine original.
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