Paris: Rigobert Bonne, 1780.
Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 10 3/8 x 15 3/4".
This map of Cuba is by one of the most significant French cartographers of the 18th century. Bonne has elegantly rendered the shape and detail of the coastlines, showing towns, ports, rivers, and some topographical features. The map also includes parts of the Bahamas, the Florida keys, and the Cayman islands.
Map is in good condition.
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.