|Title||Carte Generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale. Par M. Bonne, Ingenr. Hydrographie de la Marine. Fev. 1781 |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/GS3300_1781_B6.html |
|Cartographer||Bonne, Rigobert, 1727-1795|
|Engraver||Perrier fl. 1760-1824|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1781 |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in bottom left corner:
"Carte Générale de l'Amérique Septentrionale. Par M. Bonne, Ingénr. Hydrographe de la Marine. Fever. 1781."
Printed at top outside border:
"Longitude du Méridien de I'Isle de Fer."
Printed in upper left corner outside border:
"No. 81 G. No. 7 M."
Printed in upper right corner outside border:
"No. 8 A."
Printed in lower left corner outside border:
"Grave par Perrier."
Printed in lower right corner outside border:
"Ecrit par Andre."
Of note, a large inland sea called Sea of the West or "Mer de L'Ouest" appears in the northwest portion of North America above "Quivira". At the entrance to this inland sea is the note "entree de Martin d'Aguilar". D'Aguilar, commander of the ship Tres Reyes, was a Spanish explorer who left Mexico in 1602 in pursuit of the mythical city of Quivira. His log contains one of the first written descriptions of the coast of the U.S. and the state of Oregon although he may have only reached as far north as Coos Bay. The upper entrance to this inland sea is labeled "entree de Jean de Fuca". South America is referred to as "Amérique Méridionale."
Prime meridian: Ferro and Paris.
Scale: c.a. 1:38, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795) was a mapmaker and Royal Hydrographer in France. Much of his work involved creating sea charts. However, Bonne produced a number of atlases using his own maps as well as the work of other cartographers. These works include "Atlas Maritime" (1762), "Neptune Américo Septentrionale" "Atlas Moderne" (1762), "Globe" (1771), Raynal's "Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissements et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes" Abbé Grenet's "Atlas Portatif" (1781) and "Atlas Encyclopédique" (1787-88) in two volumes with Nicolas Desmaret (Moreland and Bannister, 138; Tooley, 69).|
This map was most likely published in Grenet's "Atlas Portatif" in 1781.
Source(s): Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Location Depicted||North America|
United States, Northwest
|Subjects (LCSH)||North America--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP160 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G3300 1781 B6 |
|Physical Description||21 x 32 cm |
|Condition||Slight crease in lower left corner. Old call number in ink on label in lower left corner. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 600 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||Acquisition information written in pencil on left edge: DJl 23. Museum Bk Store. Central - S. E. 3/6. |