Carte de la Partie Nord, des Etats Unis, de l'Amerique Septentrionale

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist André after Bonne, Rigobert
Published Par M. Bonne Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine. Andre sculp. [1783]
Dimensions 215 x 320 mm
Notes A French map of New England, encompassing Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine (here still part of Massachusetts), published in the final year of the American Revolutionary War, from Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du Globe Terrestre dress pour l'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens & du Commerce des Europens dans les deux Indes. State boundaries are picked out in different hand coloured outlines, and a scale in the top left corner shows distances in French and English miles.

A major cartographer of the late 18th century, Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was Royal Cartographer to France, succeeding Jacques Nicolas Bellin in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne produced some of the most detailed and precise maps of the period. Bonne's maps represent a departure from the more decorative maps of the previous century, and although much of his cartographic style can be traced to his predecessor, Bellin, Bonne maps are generally less decorative, characteristically lacking ornate cartouches, compass roses, or contemporary hand colour.

Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 47136

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