"L'Isle de Cuba", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre
Color: Hand Color
12.3 x 8.2 inches
31.2 x 20.8 cm
Attractive copperplate engraving of Cuba and the Bahamas. It is geographically accurate with some overall scale distortion, most notably in present-day Bay de Buena Vista, Golfo de Batabano, and Golfo de Guacanayabo. In the lower part of the map are the Cayman Islands and in the north are part of the Florida Keys to include the Tortugas. Interior and coastal information includes shoals, towns, missions, hospitals, and plantations. The southern coast is a fragmented collection of islands and shoals.
There are some minor spots and mat burn outside of the image. On verso, there is tape residue all along the edges of the sheet from a previous framing.