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Esquisse de la Baye Dusky, dans la Nouvelle Zéelande.

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Article ID OZ0415
Artist Bonne (1727-1795)
Rigobert Bonne (1727–1795) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 Bonne succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity, Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne’s work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.
Title Esquisse de la Baye Dusky, dans la Nouvelle Zéelande.
Year ca. 1787
Detailed set of maps of the islands Pitcairn in the Pacific, I. des Cocos in South East Asia, Wallis between Fidschi and Samoa in the South Pacific and Dusky Sound (fjord in New Zealand).
These islands were described by Captain James Cook on one of his expeditions between 1768-1775. Dusky Bay was first sighted by Captain Cook during his first voyage to New Zealand in 1770. From “Atlas Encyclopedique” (1787).
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)23,5 x 34,5 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
TechniqueCopper print


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