Map of Egypt- Rigobert Bonne, 1762, Paris Title: Carte De L’Egypte Ancienne et Moderne Dresse sur plusieurs Cartes Manus crites, assijeties aux observations Astronomique, Combinees avec les Itineraires Anciens et Modernes. A beautiful example of Rigobert Bonne’s 1762 decorative map Egypt in a gilt wood frame. Covers from the Nile Delta south as far as Aswan and the border with Nubia and includes the Sinai and parts of the Red Sea. Makes note of both ancient and modern c. Details various Sheikdoms, Prefectures and Provinces throughout. An elaborate decorative title cartouche in the upper right quadrant features stylized date palms, the Nile cataracts, and a typically monstrous Nile crocodile. Bonne in 1762 for issue as plate no. 29 in Jean Lattre’s 1776 issue of the Atlas Moderne. Date: 1762 (dated) Size: Printed area measures 12.5 x 18 inches (31.75 x 45.72 centimeters) Condition: Very good condition. Source: Lattre, Jean, Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes sur Toutes les Parties du Globe Terrestre , c. References: Rumsey 2612.062. National Maritime Museum, 215. British Libarary (World), col. In 1773 he 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. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical mportance, and overall aesthetic appeal. Cartographer: Jean Lattre fl. 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. The item “MAP OF EGYPT- BY RIGOBERT BONNE, PARIS 1762″ is in sale since Wednesday, February 15, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps”. The seller is “kassan99″ and is located in Tuckahoe, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Condition: Used
- Type: Map
- Maker: Rigobert Bonne
- Original/Reproduction: Original