|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||André after Bonne, Rigobert|
|Published||Par M. Bonne, Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. André sculp. [Geneva, 1783]|
|Dimensions||320 x 210 mm|
A detailed eighteenth century French map of the Canary Islands and Madeira, from l'Abbé Raynal's 'Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes.'
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 horizontal fold, as issued.