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1780. Le Nouveau Mexique, Avec La Partie Septentrionale De L'Ancien, ou De La Nouvelle Espagne

  • Le Nouveau Mexique, Avec La Partie Septentrionale De L'Ancien, ou De La Nouvelle Espagne

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Year of creation: 
Resolution size (pixels): 
 8392x5811 px
Disk Size: 
 11.1739MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Paris
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Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  116.56 х 80.71
Printing at 150 dpi 
 55.95 х 38.74
Printing at 300 dpi 
 27.97 х 19.37

Fascinating map, showing excellent detail in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

Includes a badly misprojected Baja California, as was normally the case with French maps of the period.

Missions and settlements shown in the Texas interior. Indian tribes shown. Locates New Orleans and La Salle's 1665 location. Nice detail along the Gulf Coast to east Florida.

One of the most recognizeable and collected maps of the region for the late 18th Century.

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.


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Year of creation:
Size:
8392x5811 px
Disk:
11.1739MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Paris
Author:
Rigobert Bonne.
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