Les Isles Philippines, celle de Formose, le Sud de la Chine, les Royaumes de Tunkin, de Cochinchine, de Camboge, de Siam, des Laos; avec partie de ceux de Pegu et d'Ava

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 220 x 325 mm
Notes A detailed eighteenth century French map of South East Asia, 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.' The borders of the various kingdoms and nations of the region are outlined in hand colour, and the dates and directions of the trade winds to Manilla are shown as heavily fletched arrows. The map encompasses parts of modern day China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Along the right hand side, two boxed inset maps show the Island of Guam and the Mariana islands.

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 £250.00
Stock ID 47348