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- Published: Paris
- Published date: 1760
- Technique: Copper engraving / later hand color
- Category: North Africa
- Issue date: 1760
- Type: map
- Size: 320 by 218mm (12½ by 8½ inches).
- Stock number: 31812
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Detailed map shows the Strait of Gibraltar, Canary and Cape Verde Islands. Shows coastal currents. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was a French cartographer of the late 18th century. He studied in Paris and practiced cartography. He became a skilled cartographer and hydrographer and became a royal hydrographer at the ,Depot de la Marine' in 1773. In 1780 he engraved and published the maps for Abbe Raynal's work ,Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre'. He also published many charts for the ,Depot de la Marine', further he engraved the maps for the ,Atlas Encyclopedique' in 1788 together with Nicholas Desmarest.
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