C1781

Carte de La Guinee, contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Sengal....

Finely engraved two sheet C18th map of eastern Africa showing the Cape Verde islands and Senegal, by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes.  With a decorative title set within a Rococo … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte de La Guinee, contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Sengal….

Date:

C1781

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

320mm 
x 425mm

Paper Size: 

395mm 
x 525mm

Platemark Size: 

330mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte de La Guinee, contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Sengal.... - Antique Print from 1781

Genuine antique
dated:

1781

Description:

Finely engraved two sheet C18th map of eastern Africa showing the Cape Verde islands and Senegal, by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes.  With a decorative title set within a Rococo frame with garlands.

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

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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