C1783

Partie de L'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane ....

Important and rare issue of this finely engraved C18th two sheet map of Canada and America by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With an elaborate Rocco title at top left, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Partie de L’Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend le Canada, la Louisiane ….

Date:

C1783

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

435mm 
x 300mm

Paper Size: 

535mm 
x 380mm

Platemark Size: 

470mm 
x 330mm
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Partie de L'Amerique Septentrionale qui comprend  le Canada, la Louisiane .... - Antique Map from 1783

Genuine antique
dated:

1783

Description:

Important and rare issue of this finely engraved C18th two sheet map of Canada and America by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With an elaborate Rocco title at top left, comprising flower garlands set within an elaborate frame. This issue dated 1783, takes into account the Treaty of Paris signed in the same year.

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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