Rigobert Bonne. "L'Ancien et le Nouveau Méxique, avec la Floride et la Basse Louisiane, partie Orientale".
From Atlas Supplément. Paris: 1787. 13 5/8 x 9 1/4. Engraving by AndrÃ©. Hand color. Very good condition.
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 of the Western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico shows much detail of the coastlines, all clearly presented, and fascinating to study. This is a fine map of Central America from close to the beginning of U.S. history.