C1788

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

$A 275

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S/N: AENC-025-POL–185777
(C095)

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 250mm

French map of the eastern hemisphere by Rigorbet Bonne, with an amorial sphere at lower left. Australia shown with the discoveries made by Jame Cook on his first voyage while the southern coast is shown incomplete.

Biography:

Rigorbet 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. 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. 

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