LES ISLES PHILIPPINES CELLE DE FORMOSE, LE SUD DE LA CHINE LES ROYAUMES DE TUNKIN
Attractive copper engraved map covering Indochina, southern China, Taiwan, and
the Philippines. Two insets provide detail of Guam and the Mariana Islands. Trade winds are shown with arrows and marked with the months in which the winds
are predominant.s. Relief shown pictorially. Prime meridians are Ferro and Paris.
Very good hand colour.
P5992 (atlas); Sabin 68081(text) and 68082 (atlas).
code : M3009
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1780 Paris
Size : 22*33 cms
availability : Available
Price : £145
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), a prolific French cartographer, was active between about 1760 and 1788, working in the French Hydrographical Office, and appointed as Hydrographer to the French King.
Bonne prepared a large number of charts, some of which appeared in the Atlas Maritime. Today, he is best known for the smaller maps that he prepared for Raynal’s Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, published in 1780, and the Atlas Encyclopedique, published in conjunction with Nicholas Desmarest. Although the maps are relatively plain, dispensing with the decorative embellishment of mid-century, they are detailed and provide good coverage of newly discovered regions.