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- Published: M. Bonne , Paris
- Published date: 1780
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / later handcolor
- Issue date: 1780
- Category: Guadaloupe - Marie Galante
- Size: 215 by 322mm (8½ by 12¾ inches).
- Stock number: 23838
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. A decorative antique map of the island Guadeloupe with the neighboring island Maria Galante in the Antilles. An interisting detailed map with engraved place names, mountains, rivers, sand banks, anchor places. An interesting decorative map for the beginning collector of antique maps of the islands of the Antilles. 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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