Queen Charlotte Island James Cook voyages old map by Bonne 1787
Title: Isles de la Reine Charlotte.
Description: Queen Charlotte Island map based on Captain Cook's voyages showing part of the Solomon Islands, located east of Papua New Guinea. The Isle du Lord Edgemont [i.e. Nendö Island] and Isle du Lord Howe islands have been only partially engraved to show the explored portions. At that time the island group shown on the map was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. Insets include Carteret Island, Baye de l'Hirondelle and Havre de Byron. Decorative features include a compass rose with a small volcano just west of it. Relief is shown by hachures. At upper left corner of sheet: Voyage du Cape. Carteret.
Cartographer: 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.
Origin: Atlas encyclopédique contenant lagéographie ancienne, et quelques cartes sur la géographie dumoyen age, la géographie moderne by Rigobert Bonne and Nicolas Desmarest. Paris: 1787.
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