C1788

Carte de la Cote N.O. de L'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de L'Asie reconnes en 1778 et 1779.

Scarce map of the Bering Sea, from Nootka Sound in Canada to Kamtschatka Russia. Inset of Nootka Sound. From Bonne’s, Atlas Encyclopedique, Contenant La Geographie Ancienne, et Quelques Cartes sur La Geographie du Moyen Age, La Geographie Moderne, et les … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de la Cote N.O. de L’Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de L’Asie reconnes en 1778 et 1779.

Date:

C1788

Condition:

One minor spot lower margin, otherwise in good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 250mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de la Cote N.O. de L'Amerique et de la Cote N.E. de L'Asie reconnes en 1778 et 1779. - Antique Map from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Scarce map of the Bering Sea, from Nootka Sound in Canada to Kamtschatka Russia. Inset of Nootka Sound.

From Bonne’s, Atlas Encyclopedique, Contenant La Geographie Ancienne, et Quelques Cartes sur La Geographie du Moyen Age, La Geographie Moderne, et les Cartes Relatives a la Geographie Physique.

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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