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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 31.4cms.x 45.7cms. Image size : 231mm.x 348mm ; 4 scales of distance. Centrefold as issued. Very good condition apart from archival strengthening and repair 2cms on verso on left side and 3cm right side of centrefold, well into margin. One mark top left blank else good condition. Shows part of ancient north Africa. 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.