Carte Des Isles Des Amis Tongan Islands Bonne map 1780
Title: Carte des Isles Des Amis. Par M. Bonne, Ingenieur – Hydrographe de la Marine.
Description: The Tongan Island group, old antique map of the Isles des Amis, Friendly Islands, and a insets of a chart of the Tongatapu Bay and other islands within this group. At upper left corner Cook 3e. voyage, a compass star and a Fleur-de-lis indicating North complete the map.
Rigobert Bonne (France, 1727–1795)
Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at Depot de la Marine.
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. 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.
Fine original antique engraving with hand coloring.
Engraving is Guaranteed authentic.
A Certificate of Authenticity will be on request forwarded for each individual map or print.
17th -18th Century maps & atlases & prints. ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING, HAND COLORED. Engraving is Absolutely Guaranteed authentic original map. A Certificate of Authenticity will be on request forwarded for each individual map or print. Size: Sheet app.: 46 x 32 cm. 18 x 12.5 inches Image app: 35 x 23.5 cm. 13.5 x 9.25 inches. Condition: Very good for a more than 225 year old map, nice hand coloring, insect restorations, fold as published.