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BONNE, Rigobert; RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas Francois
Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre
J. L. Pellet, Geneva, 1783. Atlas. 22 pp. Illustrated with 50 fine uncolored copper plate maps and 23 tables. All maps have centerfold, plate I ("L'Ancien Monde et le Nouveau en Deux Hemispheres") which has two additional folds. 4to (9.75" x 8"), minor scuffing to original leather binding, gilt spine in 7 compartments. Original marble end pages. Only very minor toning and light scattered foxing to text. In very good condition. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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