1780 Bonne Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique hand coloured engraved map
Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique
From Bonne's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du Globe Terrestre. Paris, 1780.
23 x 34 cm
Rigobert Bonne was the Royal Hydrographer of France, so his primary interest was in marine charts. However, with his Royal connections and access to the cartographic documents in Paris, Bonne was able to compile maps containing some of the most up-to-date information of his time. This map was issued just at the end of the American Revolution. Bonne had good information to show towns, rivers, forts and other features. Detail is clearly presented, and fascinating to study. This is a fine map of North America from the very beginning of our country's history.