Map. Engraving. 8" x 12 1/4".
This lovely map of southern Mexico and Central America by Rigobert Bonne covers the region from Panama north as far as the tip of Baja Mexico and Cabo San Lucas. Beautifully detailed, the map notes several important towns, rivers, mountain ranges, lakes, and other topographical and geographical features. Identifies Merida, Acapulco, Cozumel, Mexico City, etc. The map is in very good condition with minimal wear along the centerfold and some foxing at places.
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.