1782 – R. Bonne – Globe Terrestre
Title: “Carte Reduite des Terres et des Mers du Globe Terrestre ”
Beautiful World map on Mercator’s projection. Greenland and the Arctic are attached to North America. Alaska is shown with a rudimentary shape. The most interesting features are the large inland sea in the Pacific Northwest with its outlet named Canal du Roi George and a river connecting it to Hudson Bay. Above this is another large lake with a huge river flowing to the Pacific at Is. San Carlos. Australia is named Nouvelle Hollande and includes Terre de Diemen. Contains the watermark that appears to be someone’s name in script lettering. Map dated 1782!
Cartographer: Rigobert Bonne (1727 – 1795)
Sheet size: 37.5 x 26 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Original coloring on hand laid paper.
Due to the age of this map some imperfections to be expected!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1782 and not a modern copy or reprint!