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Antique Map of the Philippines by Bonne (c.1780)

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Antique map of the Philippines titled ‘Carte des Indes en decà et au delà du Gange (..)’. Detailed 18th century map of the Philippines, Borneo, and parts of Indonesia from the Strait of Singapore to New Guinea. Also includes Formosa. This map originates from ‘Atlas Encyclopedique (..)’ by Bonne and Desmartes.

Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne’s work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.

Condition: Very good, please study image carefully.
Overall size: 38 x 49 cm (including passe-partout)
Image size: 26 x 37cm.

6.000.000,00 IDR
375,00 Euro
420,00 USD

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