CARTE DE LA LOUISIANE ET DE LA FLORIDE
Attractive and detailed antique map "Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride." by Rigobert Bonne. Map of the southeast focused on Florida and lower Mississippi River valley. All of Georgia and parts of North and South Carolina shown. Numerous early settlements, forts and Indian villages noted, including 'Alibamons', 'Natchez', 'Acansas', and 'Osages'. The central region of now Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee is still poorly understood. Inset map of a portion of the Missouri River.
Good hand colour
Very good condition
Publication 'Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre'.
code : M4306
Cartographer : BONNE Rigobert
Date : 1780 Paris
Size : 33*22 cms
availability : Available
Price : £120
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.