La Turquie D'Europe Et Celle D'Asie
1780 (undated) 9 x 13 in (22.86 x 33.02 cm)
A fine example of Rigobert Bonne and Guilleme Raynal's 1780 map of Turkey in Europe and Asia. This map of the Ottoman Empire includes the areas stretching from Italy, Hungary, and modern day Austria in the west, to the Caspian (Caspiene) Sea and Iran in the east, to the Persian Gulf and Egypt's Nile Delta in the south. Includes modern day Greece and Turkey in their entirety (including the area formerly known as Kurdistan), as well as Georgia (Georgie), Armenia, Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Denotes Jerusalem, Baghdad (Bagdad), Constantinople (the capital of the Roman Empire) and other important cities. Highly detailed with rivers, lakes, and mountain ranges labeled. Includes 5 scales of measurement in the bottom left quadrant. Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes.
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.
Raynal, G., Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes, 1780.
Very good. Original centerfold. Platemark visible. Blank on verso.