1780 Bonne Map ITALY Decorative & Detailed Survey of Byzantine Political Borders

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Seller: regiomontanus (2.981) 100%, Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 261494063210 L'Italie 32 cm x 21 cm copperplate enraving, 36 cm x 25.5 cm sheet size, modern hand colour, Paris, 1780 We are pleased to offer this scarce original map of Italy and surrounding regions compiled by the French cartographer Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), successor to Bellin as Chief Hydrogapher at the Dépôt de la Marine. Bonne is perhaps best known today for his early maps of the nascent United States which was still in the midst of the Revolutionary War when this map was published - indeed Bonne's maps of the period are among the first to name the "Etats-Unis" as such. The map was compiled for the atlas volume Bonne produced to accompany the profoundly influential work Histoire philosophique et politique, des établissements et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes by Guillaume-Thomas Francois, Abbé Raynal (1713-1796). Abbé Raynal's work proved so controversial that it was banned and publicly burned owing to its anti-slavery sentiments and criticisms of the Catholic church expressed by the former Jesuit and led Bonne to disassociate himself with the project - later editions of the atlas featured reengraved plates that were near exact copies of Bonne's original maps but with Bonne's name removed. Finely engraved with a clean presentation of the byzantine network of states and principalities of the time, this well-preserved example exhibits superb hand colour work that will make for an elegant presentation if matted and framed. To get a sense of map detail consider that the distance from Palermo to Messina as seen below measures just 4 cm actual size - note pictorial topography (including a tiny puff of flame and smoke from Mt. Etna) and densely engraved horizontal lines for littoral waters: The concept of a unified Italy would have seemed politically impossible at the time - note Bonne's careful delineation of the boundaries of various Duchies, Republics etc. with dotted lines: Condition - Please note carefully: Map is in overall good condition as can be ascertained from photos, strong impression with prominent platemark on fine laid paper, centrefold as issued, no text on verso, a little trivial scattered soiling within image area which is for the most part quite clean. Map exhibits old repaired separations at centrefold in both side margins just crossing map border before terminating, some associated "rollover" of centrefold is present as can be evaluated in photos, both reinforced with acid-fre tape on verso. Margins exhibit soiling and spotting as can be evaluated in photos. Inquiries welcome and we encourage you to visit our other auctions on eBay. 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