Geneva: J. L. Pellet, 1783.
Illustrated with 49 double-page, 1 folding; numbered 1-49. 22 pp., 4to (9.75" x 8"), minor scuffing to original half bound brown leather binding, gilt spine in 7 compartments.. Minor toning and light scattered foxing throughout. Geneva: 1783.
Atlas volume for Abbe Raynal's "L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes." Title-page provides no publication data. Maps and charts are in very good condition. Includes 2 world maps. 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.