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- Published: M. Bonne , Paris
- Published date: 1787
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / Uncolored
- Issue date: 1780, 1787
- Category: Strait of Magellan and Patagonia
- Size: 230 by 343mm (9 by 13½ inches).
- Stock number: 25555
- Condition: In excellent condition.
Article descriptionCopper engraving, uncolored as published. Detailed map of the Straits of Magellan by Rigobert Bonne. The interesting map depicts the detailed the coastlines along the Straits of Magellan including anchor places, small islands, bays harbors, soundings. Further along the coastline most of the bays are named. The map is equipped with 16 small inset maps with details of the Straits of Magellan. 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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