Add this shop to my favorites. Antique Map of Africa by Bonne c. Availability: in stock Condition : Good, given age. Slight discolouriation near middle fold.
Arabia with outline hand colouring. Right edge with tiny tear. Original middle fold as issued.
1780 Overall size : 38.5 x 26 cm. Image size : 31.8 x 22 cm. Description: Antique map titled'Afrique. Detailed map of Africa, showing towns, rivers, some topographical features, ocean currents, ports and political boundaries. Source unknown, to be determined.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. The item "Antique Map of Africa by Bonne (c.
1780)" is in sale since Wednesday, October 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "bartele-gallery" and is located in Langweer. This item can be shipped worldwide.