Paris: Bonne, Rigobert, 1770.
Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 11.75" x 16.25".
North East Africa including part of Egypt, Ethiopia, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Yemen.
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He served as Hydrographer to France, and during his term, he produced a number of detailed and useful maps, particularly of coastal regions. His work is often devoid of decorative cartouches and compasses roses and marks a turn in European mapmaking away from decoration toward technical mapping. This is a great example of his work.
Condition: Very Good