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The Philippines, by Rigobert Bonne. 1749

Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795)

Rigobert Bonne was a French cartographer considered one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century.

He applied himself to physics, mathematics, geography, and for fifteen years, he was one of the most sought-after masters in Paris. Finally, in 1775, he succeeded Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni as cartographer to the King of France in the Hydrographic Service of the Navy.
He produced maps for Father Raynal's works and the Methodical Encyclopedia of Nicolas Desmarest.

The work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.

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Carte du Canal des Iles Philippines par lequel Passe le Galion de Manille et les Iles Voisines de ce Canal.

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Item Number:  26611
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Southeast Asia
References: Quirino - p.76 & 138

Old map of the Philippines, by Rigobert Bonne.

Date of the first edition: 1749
Date of this map: 1749

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 52.5 x 41.5cm (20.5 x 16.2 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Folded as issued, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Quirino, p. 76 & 138.

From a French travel book, according to Quirino published in 1749.

Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795)

Rigobert Bonne was a French cartographer considered one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century.

He applied himself to physics, mathematics, geography, and for fifteen years, he was one of the most sought-after masters in Paris. Finally, in 1775, he succeeded Giovanni Rizzi-Zannoni as cartographer to the King of France in the Hydrographic Service of the Navy.
He produced maps for Father Raynal's works and the Methodical Encyclopedia of Nicolas Desmarest.

The work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.