"Carte pour Servir a l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes", Bonne, Rigobert
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1778 (circa)
Color: Black & White
18.4 x 12.6 inches
46.7 x 32 cm
This chart is roughly centered on the Indian Ocean and includes most of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The focus of the chart is European trade and commerce with the East Indies. Arrows depict the directions of the currents or prevailing winds in the oceans. There is a fair amount of detail in India, and the map includes an inset of southern India and Sri Lanka.
A crisp impression, issued folding on paper with watermarks of a fleur-de-lis coat of arms and the initials "LOV." There is a small hole at a fold intersection and light, scattered foxing.