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- Published: Paris
- Published date: 1780
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / later hand color
- Category: Canada
- Issue date: 1780
- Size: 213 by 323mm (8½ by 12¾ inches).
- Stock number: 31807
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Interesting old map depicting in the centre of the ,Great Lakes' in Eastern Canada. This antique map has a lot of information on the names of forts, rivers, lakes, mountains and Indian tribes of the various regions. Published in Paris around 1780 in an atlas by M. Bonne. 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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