Map. Engraving with original outline coloring. Image measures 8 1/4" x 12 1/2".
Nice early edition of Bonne's North America, with the name Canada prominently featured in the center of the Great Lakes. Shows the continent in the midst of the American Revolutionary War. Map is in good condition with some toning along centerfold. Some spotting along margins but otherwise good example. 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 numbered 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.