C1788

Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface de la Terre, en Carte Reduite.

Scarce c.18th map of the world on Mercator’s Projection by Rigobert Bonne with Australia shown with the discoveries up to Cook’s first voyage and his charting of the east coast. The southern coast from the Australian Bight east, is drawn as … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface de la Terre, en Carte Reduite.

Date:

C1788

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

360mm 
x 250mm

Paper Size: 

467mm 
x 317mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte Generale de Toutes les Parties Connues de la Surface de la Terre, en Carte Reduite. - Antique Map from 1788

Genuine antique
dated:

1788

Description:

Scarce c.18th map of the world on Mercator’s Projection by Rigobert Bonne with Australia shown with the discoveries up to Cook’s first voyage and his charting of the east coast. The southern coast from the Australian Bight east, is drawn as a hypothetical line and Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) is shown joined to the mainland. The map records Cook’s important discovery of the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) made on his third and final voyage.

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.

References:
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973: 666.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 1690701
State Library New South Wales: CALL NUMBER RB/DQ034/10

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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