Carte de L’Isle de la Martinique old map by Bonne 1771
Title: Carte de L’Isle de la Martinique Colonie France dans les Isles Antilles. In upper margin: Liv.X et XIII No. 41.
Description: Martinique, island attractice old map of the overseas territorial collectivity of France, in the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is included in the Lesser Antilles island chain.
Mapmaker: Rigobert Bonne (France, 1727–1795) Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at Depot de la Marine.
Origin: Atlas de toutes les parties du Globe Terrestre ... published by M. Bonne in Paris.
In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques 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. 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.
Size: Sheet app.: 36.5 x 25.5 cm. 14.5 x 25.5 inches. Image app.: 32.5 x 22 cm. 12.75 x 8.75 inches. Condition: Excellent. Outside image some line from etching. (see image)