C1788

La Galice, Les Asturies, Le Rme. de Leon, La Castille Vielle et la Biscaye.

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

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S/N: AENC 045 EU SPA 
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Full Title:

La Galice, Les Asturies, Le Rme. de Leon, La Castille Vielle et la Biscaye.

Date:

C1788

Mapmaker:

Rigorbet Bonne (1727 - 1794)

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

350mm 
x 250mm

Description:

Scarce map of  the north of Spain on the Bay of Biscay.

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.

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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