An Original Map of Europe, Asia and Africa 1787. Size : 9.3 x 13.6 inches. / 23.5 x 34.5 cm. Plus border of 2 cm Colouring : Not Hand Coloured Description : A detailed map of the Eastern Hemisphere featuring Africa, Europe and Asia. Published in "Atlas Encylopedique" and engraved by Gaspar Andre.
However, he issued a number of other works, often including maps by fellow cartographers. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France He also provided maps for a notable atlas by Guillaume Raynal in 1780 and for an Historical Atlas and Encyclopedia published in association with Nicholas Desmaret (1725 1805) Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period.
Bonnes maps were quite plain for the period as he did not use fancy cartouches, compass roses and hand-coloring as did most of the cartographers at that time. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail and historical importance.
Condition : In very good condition with usual age toning. Centre crease where the map has been taken from the book. Please contact me if you have any questions. The item "Original Map 1787 Paris Map Maker R Bonne Africa Europe Asia Atlas Encylopedique" is in sale since Friday, August 08, 2014.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "lasting479" and is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire.
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