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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: Martinique, Guadelupe & Marie Galante
- Size: 235 by 345mm (9¼ by 13½ inches).
- Stock number: 15445
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outlineand wash. Detailed map showing detailed the Islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and the island Marie Galante. Rivers, small villages as well mountains are shown on the engraved map. Engraved by André. 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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