C1785

Partie Orientale de l’Empire de Russie, Extrait de l’Atlas Russien et d’autres Cartes Projettee et assujiettie dux observations Astronomiques par M.Bonne…1787

Impressive large scale C18th two sheet map of Russia by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With a Rocco title at top left and right, comprising flower garlands set within an … Read Full Description

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Partie Orientale de l’Empire de Russie, Extrait de l’Atlas Russien et d’autres Cartes Projettee et assujiettie dux observations Astronomiques par M.Bonne…1787

Date:

C1785

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

310mm 
x 435mm

Paper Size: 

385mm 
x 520mm

Platemark Size: 

330mm 
x 465mm
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Partie Orientale de l'Empire de Russie, Extrait de l'Atlas Russien et d'autres Cartes  Projettee et assujiettie dux observations Astronomiques par M.Bonne...1787 - Antique Map from 1785

Genuine antique
dated:

1785

Description:

Impressive large scale C18th two sheet map of Russia by Rigorbet Bonne the celebrated French map maker born in the village of Raucourt in the Ardennes. With a Rocco title at top left and right, comprising flower garlands set within an elaborate frame. A scale of distances is at bottom right and left.

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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