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Plan de la Rade de Funchal. / Isles de Madere, de Porto Santo,.. / Isle de Gorée

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Article ID EUE4137
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 Plan de la Rade de Funchal. / Isles de Madere, de Porto Santo,.. / Isle de Gorée
Year ca. 1780
Description Map depicts Funchal Madeira and Porto Santo. Two maps on one sheet,also showing the island Gorée at the coast of Senegal.
Madeira is a Portuguese island, and is the largest and most populous of the Madeira Archipelago. Madeira was claimed by Portuguese sailors in the service of Prince Henry the Navigator in 1419 and settled after 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first territorial discovery of the exploratory period of the Age of Discovery. The region has political and administrative autonomy through the Administrative Political Statue of the Autonomous Region of Madeira provided for in the Portuguese Constitution. The autonomous region is an integral part of the European Union as an outermost region.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)24 x 34 cm
ConditionMissing part external margin
TechniqueCopper print


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