Bonne’s Map of Arabia: Padua Edition

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Carte de L’Arabie, du Golfe Persique et de la Mer Rouge, avec L’Egypte, La Nubie et L’Abissinie.

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This map of Arabia was published in an Italian edition of Bonne’s ‘Atlas Encyclopédique contenant la géographie ancienne, la géographie moderne et les cartes relatives à la géographie physique’.

The atlas was co-authored with Nicolas Desmarest, and accompanied the Padua edition of Diderot’s famous ‘Encyclopédie’. The maps (which closely follow those in Bonne’s ‘Atlas de Toutes Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre’) were engraved by Scattaglia in Venice and the whole project reflects late 18th century Italian interest in the French Enlightenment

Condition & Materials

Copper engraving, 25 x 36 cm, engraved by Pietro Scattaglia, black and white, toning to centrefold, blank verso.

References

Edney, Pedley et al

Title

Bonne’s Map of Arabia: Padua Edition

Mapmaker(s)

BONNE, Rigobert

Engraver(s)

SCATTAGLIA, Pietro

Place of publication

Padua

Date of publication

c.1790

Colour

black and white

Printed Area Measurements

25 x 36 cm