Les Isles Philippines, celle de Formose (..) - Bonne (1780)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Light foxing, mainly in the margins. Original middle fold as issued. Top left margin corner dampstained. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1780
  • Overall size: 14,8 x 10,4 inch
  • Image size: 12,6 x 8,5 inch

Description: Antique print, titled: 'Les Isles Philippines, celle de Formose, le Sud de la Chine, les Royaumes de Tunkin, de Cochinchine, de Cambode, de Siam des Laos, avec partie de Pegu et D'Ava.' - Map of the Philippine islands, Formosa, southern China, the Kingdoms of Tunkin, Cochinchine, Cambodia, Siam /Laos and parts of Pegu and Ava. "Atlas de toutes les parties du Globe Terrestre …", published by M. Bonne in Paris, c. 1780.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Rigobert Bonne' after an anonymous artist. Rigobert Bonne, (1727 - 1795), was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the French Depôt de la Marine. Engraved by Gaspard Andre.