"Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1780 (circa)
Color: Black & White
12.7 x 8.5 inches
32.3 x 21.6 cm
An attractive, engraved map of Jamaica with great topographical detail and locations of settlements, ports, and forts. The Blue Mountains, Montego Bay, Kingston (here called Kingstown) are noted as well as many other places of interest. Includes four distance scales at upper right.
Rigobert Bonne was an important French cartographer of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as the royal cartographer in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depot de la Marine. Working in his official capacity, Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with two tiny wormholes along the centerfold and faint offsetting.