logo

1772. Carte De La Terre Ferme de la Guyane et du Pays des Amazones . . . 1772

  • Carte De La Terre Ferme de la Guyane et du Pays des Amazones . . . 1772

Carte De La Terre Ferme de la Guyane et du Pays des Amazones . . . 1772 information:

Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 3826x2875 px
Disk Size: 
 2.09998MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  53.14 х 39.93
Printing at 150 dpi 
 25.51 х 19.17
Printing at 300 dpi 
 12.75 х 9.58

An example of detailing the file of this map of in a printable high-resolution:

Click to open in high resolution (open in new tab).
Attention! this is just the central piece (central area 960x960 px) of the map file!
This is an example, so that you can see and study the level of detail of a given map. The entire Map will be fully available after payment!

Carte De La Terre Ferme de la Guyane et du Pays des Amazones . . . 1772

Striking 18th Century map of the northern portion of South America, including, Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana and the northen part of Brazil, on the eve of their independence from Spain.

The map is divded into Spanish intendencies, with the exception of Guyana, which is now divided into Spanish, Dutch, French and Portugese Guyana. The map shows the entire course of the Amazon and its tributaries.

Rigobert Bonne would later become the Geographer to the King of France

Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was an influential French cartographer of the late-eighteenth century. Born in the Lorraine region of France, Bonne came to Paris to study and practice cartography. He was a skilled cartographer and hydrographer and succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Hydrographer at the Depot de la Marine in 1773. He published many charts for the Depot, including some of those for the Atlas Maritime of 1762. In addition to his work at the Depot, he is  best known for his work on the maps of the Atlas Encyclopedique (1788) which he did with Nicholas Desmarest. He also made the maps for the Abbe Raynals’ famous Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre (1780).

More than his individual works, Bonne is also important for the history of cartography because of the larger trends exemplified by his work. In Bonne’s maps, it is possible to see the decisive shift from the elaborate decorations of the seventeenth century and the less ornate, yet still prominent embellishments of the early to mid-eighteenth century. By contrast, Bonne’s work was simple, unadorned, and practical. This aesthetic shift, and the detail and precision of his geography, make Bonne an important figure in mapping history.


Special conditions for students!

If you are a student, write to us in telegram: @antiquemaps and indicate what material you need and for what work you need a map in high detail. We are ready to provide material on special terms. For students only!

Item information:

Year of creation:
Size:
3826x2875 px
Disk:
2.09998MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Rigobert Bonne. Jean Lattré.
$14.99

Related item