"Carte Reduite des Terres et des Mers du Globe Terrestre", Bonne, Rigobert
Period: 1782 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
12.7 x 8.5 inches
32.3 x 21.6 cm
Handsome copper engraved world map on Mercator's projection. Greenland and the Arctic are attached to North America. Alaska is shown with a rudimentary shape. The most interesting features are the large inland sea in the Pacific Northwest with its outlet named Canal du Roi George and a river connecting it to Hudson Bay. Above this is another large lake with a huge river flowing to the Pacific at Is. San Carlos. Australia is named Nouvelle Hollande and includes Terre de Diemen. Numerous small islands are shown throughout the world. Good impression and color on hand laid paper. Carries a remarkable and large watermark that appears to be someone's name in script lettering.
Light scattered foxing. A short area of weakened paper at lower fold.