"Carte de la Direction des Vents Generaux et des Moussons", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1780 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12.8 x 8.6 inches
32.5 x 21.8 cm
Two charts on one sheet showing the direction of trade winds and monsoons. Each is centered on the equator and extends to just beyond the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. The top chart depicts all of Africa, southern Asia, and most of Australia, while the bottom chart shows southern North America, most of South America, and the western tip of Africa.
Contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with a diagonal printer's crease at right and light foxing.