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- Published: Paris
- Published date: 1780
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / later hand color
- Issue date: 1780
- Category: Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas
- Size: 213 by 320mm (8½ by 12½ inches).
- Stock number: 31811
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Detailed map including Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas, published shortly after the conclusion of the American Revolution. 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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