C1793

Carte de la Direction des Vents Generaux et des Moussons.

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

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S/N: APUC-PI-1793–228243
(C029)

Full Title:

Carte de la Direction des Vents Generaux et des Moussons.

Date:

C1793

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

Condition:

in good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 215mm

Description:

Scarce map of the Pacific and Indian Oceans showing the directions of the prevaling winds.

From: Bonne, Atlas portatif a l’usage des colleges, pour servir a l’intelligence des auteurs classiques

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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