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- Published: M. Bonne , Paris
- Published date: 1771
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / later hand color
- Issue date: 1771
- Category: Bahamas, Haiti & Porto Rico
- Size: 240 by 350mm (9½ by 13¾ inches).
- Stock number: 15442
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Detailed map of the islands of Haiti and Porto Rico, engraved by André. Rivers, small villages as well mountains are shown on the engraved map. 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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