Carte de la Nouvelle Zéelande, par M. Bonne, Igenieur-Hydrographe de la MarineAntique Print Gallery
This hand coloured 1778 map of New Zealand is one of the first copies of Cook's 1772 chart. Rigobert Bonne (1727-95) included a compass rose and four inserts on his copy - viz. Cook Strait, Bay of Islands, Mercury Bay and Tolaga Bay. He also copied Cook's mistakes - Banks Peninsula as an island and Stewart Island as a possible peninsula. Charted so that the prime meridian passes through Paris.
|Cartographer||Lieut. James Cook|
|Dimensions (mm)||230 x 340|
|Publication||1788 World Atlas by Bonne|
|Condition||Excellent. Unfaded. Clear plate mark.