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Publisher: LATTRÉ / BONNE,R.
Title: [No title - Central Africa] Guinee IIe. Feuille.
Published in: Paris, ca 1783
   
Size: 17.0 x 12.4 inches.
43.3 x 31.5 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive original body colours.
Condition: Slight discolouration along centre fold. Printed on heavy paper, with good margins. Good impression. Good condition.
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Attractive map of the African coast around the Gulf of Guinea, encompassing the area between Ghana and Angola. 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 costal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.




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LATTRÉ / BONNE,R. - [No title - Central Africa] Guinee IIe. Feuille.
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