Author: Bonne, Rigobert
Publisher: Atlas Encyclopedique
Date published: 1787-88a R, Bonne, Primario Hydrographo Navali. Copper engraving uncoloured as issued. Engraved by Gaspar Andre. Overall sheet size 31.1cms.x 46.4cms. Image size : 231mm.x 348mm ; 6 scales of distance. Centrefold as issued. Very good condition apart from one small repair at right edge of centrefold on verso, well away from map itself. Shows ancient Middle East, Arabia and Persia. As Royal Hydrographer, Bonne's main concern was the production of marine charts but he was also involved in other works. He supplied maps for an atlas by Guillaume Raynal and for an Historical Atlas and Encyclopedia which was published in association woth Nicholas Desmaret.
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