Carte de la Tartarie Chinoise. Projettee et assujiettie aux observations Astronomiques per M.Bonne...1771


Title:
Carte de la Tartarie Chinoise. Projettee et assujiettie aux observations Astronomiques per M.Bonne...1771
Date:
C1771
Mapmaker:
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794)
Image Size:
295mm x 410mm (11.61" x 16.14")
Sheet Size:
385mm x 525mm (15.16" x 20.67")
Plate Size:
310mm x 430mm (12.2" x 16.93")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving with original hand colouring.
Price:

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$A 850
Stock Number:
AMOC 028 ASI CHI (NGPD) (C017)
Description:

Finely engraved rare C18th general map of China with Korea, by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With a Rocco title at lower right, comprising flower garlands and shell motives, set within an elaborate frame. A scale of distances is at lower centre.

From; Atlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre par plusieurs auteurs

Biography:

Rigobert Bonne ( 1727-1794)

Bonne was an important French cartographer active in the later part of the C18th.

In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques Nicolas 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. His maps represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the C17th and early C18th towards a more detailed oriented and practical aesthetic. 

He died in Paris in 1794.

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