Bonne Raynal’s Hand-Col’d Atlas de Toutes -CARTE DE LA PERSE & GEORGIE -1780
Bonne Raynal's Hand-Col'd Atlas de Toutes -CARTE DE LA PERSE & GEORGIE -1780

Bonne – Raynal’s Hand-Colored Atlas de Toutes -1780. This 232 year old hand-colored, copper engraved map is from ” ATLAS de TOUTES LES PARTIES CONNUES du GLOBE TERRESTRE DRESSE ” by Rigobert Bonne & Guillaume Raynal. It was published in Geneva by J. Rigobert Bonne (17271795) was one of the most important cartographers. Of the late 18th century. In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques Nicolas 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. Bonnes 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 elaborate decorative cartouches and compas roses. Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713 1796) was a French writer. And man of letters. During the Age of Enlightenment. He was born a Lapanouse in Rouerque. He was educated at the Jesuet schoo. And received priest’s orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons from the parish of St – Sulpice, Paris, to which he was attached, and thenceforward he devoted himself to society and literature. In 1754 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. This hand-coloured map is in very good condition with minor age toning. The size of the map is about 8 ” x 12 1/2″ on a page that is about 9 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ (blank on back with usual center-fold). It is on fine thick hand-made chain -linked paper. This map is from an important atlas in the history of map-making. Paris was the center of much of the significant map-making of the 18th century. Bonne was one of Europe’s most important map makers of that period. He was also Royal Cartographer to France succeding the famous Jacques Belin. This map is rare. Maps from this atlas are presented in many of the most important museums of the world. The atlas had a book plate from the Yale University Library dated 1896. It also had a book plate from William Lyon of New Haven and was signed by Joel Atwater in 1801. This fine map is suitable for framing and would be an excellent cherished gift. The map that is being offered is entitled. “CARTE DE LA PERSE, DE LA GEORGIE ET DE LA TARTARIE INDEPENDANTE”. Each additional print ships. If the print is not as stated and you want to return it, you have 7 days to do so. SANDTIQUE’S mission is to offer its prints at the “Best Value” on the Internet. If you find an exact print at a lower price, please send us the link and we will match the price. This is for fixed price, identical, single prints from the same publication & year and in equal condition. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Bonne Raynal’s Hand-Col’d Atlas de Toutes -CARTE DE LA PERSE & GEORGIE -1780″ is in sale since Sunday, September 15, 2013. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “sandtiqueprints” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • YEAR: 1780
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Hand-Colored: Yes
  • Size: 9 1/2″ x 14 1/2″
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