1771 Antique Map FRANCE regions of POITOU TOURAINE ANJOU & SAUMUR by Bonne (DR)
1771 Antique Map FRANCE regions of POITOU TOURAINE ANJOU & SAUMUR by Bonne (DR)

1771 Antique Map FRANCE regions of POITOU TOURAINE ANJOU & SAUMUR by Bonne (DR). A fine engraved antique map titled. Carte du Gouvernments D’ANJOU et du SAUMUROIS, de la TOURAINE, de POITOC, du PAYS D’AUNIS, SAINTONGE-ANGOUMOIS. Taken from “Atlas Moderne ou collection de Cartes sur toutes les parties du Glove Terrestre” by Jean Lattre. Overall size of the map is 51cm x 39cm with large margins. Condition is excellent with original & later hand colour &. With central fold as issued and blank on verso. A beautiful example of Rigobert Bonne’s decorative 1771 map of the French winemaking regions of Poitou, Touraine, Anjou, and Saumur. Covers the region in full from Maine to Perigord and from the Atlantic to Isle de France. This region, which hugs the Loire Valley, is famed for is beautiful Chateaux and for producing some of the world’s finest wines. A large decorative title cartouche appears in the upper right quadrant. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the HYDROGRAPHER AT THE DEPOT 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 coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal. Bonne would later become the Geographer to the King of France. 1743 – 1793 was a Paris based bookseller, engraver, and map publisher active in the mid to late 18th century. Lattre published a large corpus of maps, globes, and atlases in conjunction with a number of other important French cartographic figures, including Janvier, Zannoni, Bonne and Delamarche. He is also known to have worked with other European cartographers such as William Faden of London and the Italian cartographer Santini. Paris court records indicate that Lattre brought charges against several other period map publishers, including fellow Frenchman Desnos and the Italian map engraver Zannoni, both of whom he accused of copying his work. Lattre’s offices and bookshop were located at 20 rue St. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva’s. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1771 Antique Map FRANCE regions of POITOU TOURAINE ANJOU & SAUMUR by Bonne (DR)” is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “antiquepapercompany” and is located in KENT. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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