Carte De L'Empire De La Chine, De La Tartarie, Chinoise, Et Du Royaume De Coree: avec les Isles du Japon
by BONNE, Rigobert
Paris: Rigobert Bonne, 1780. unbound. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 12.5" x 8.25". This 1780 map of China and Tartary by Rigobert Bonne covers fro Tonquin or modern day Vietnam northward to Siberia and eastward as Jesso or Hokkaido. Taiwan or Formosa, Japan, northern Philippines and a misshaped Korea are also included. Shows incredible detail, nothing towns, lakes, rivers, roads, and beautifully rendered mountains. Ocean currents are also depicted. In good condition with minor wear. Original centerfold exhibits small tear over left margin, not extending over printed image. 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. This is a great example of his work. (Inventory #: 269892)
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