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Publisher: LATTRÉ / BONNE, R.
Title: Carte Du Mexique ou de la Nlle. Espagne Contenant aussi le Nouveau Mexique, la Californie, avec une Partie des Pays adjecents . . . 1771
Published: Paris, ca 1783

Size: 11.6 x 16.3 inches.
29.4 x 41.3 cm.
Colouring: In attractive original body colours.
Condition:  Light traces of humidity in the left hand half of the map. Minor discolouration along central fold. Printed on heavy paper, with good margins. Good impression.
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Attractive map centered on Mexico, covering the whole Central America and the southern part of the United States.
Ornated with a rococo title cartouche. Includes excellent detail in Texas and along the Rio Grande River, Rio Colorado and Gila. A number of early settlements and Indian Tribes shown. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.
From theAtlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre...

Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne's work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.



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