“Carte des Regions et des lieux dont il est parle dans le
Nouveau Testament.” Paris: Rigobert Bonne 1780. Engraving. 12 x 17 1/2. Original hand color. Very good condition.
Rigobert Bonne (1727-95) 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 is a good example of his work, including precisely drawn coastal profiles and details, and considerable inland information on rivers, towns, and political boundaries. The main focus of this map is the geography of the New Testament, and the various regions and provinces during the time of Christ. There are two inset maps, one of Jerusalem, the other of Judea.