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Guillaume Thomas (b. 1858)

Lot 44207: Raynal & Bonne - Map of South America

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 20, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This fine map is from Guillaume Thomas Raynal and Rigobert Bonne's Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre as part of L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes. The work was published by J. L. Pellet in Geneva in 1783.

Raynal collaborated with several people to create this work including Denis Diderot, Pechméja, Holbach, Paulze, and Alexandre Deleyre. There were several engravings in the work by Moreau le Jeune as well as maps by Rigobert Bonne.

The work was first published in 1770 and banned by the Roman Catholic Church. It was staunchly critical of colonialism, exploitation, slavery, and mercantilism. His ideas were radical enough an arrest warrant was issued, his book burned, and he escaped into exile until 1784.

"Raynal, and those he enlisted to help him, produced a history of the post-medieval world as they saw it. Of the great technological breakthroughs which had ended the feudal and papal era, the compass and gunpowder had combined to generate a world-system held together by oceanic commerce in European hands. To Enlightened historians without exception – indeed by definition – the advent of a commerce-generating society in all parts of what they chose to term 'Europe' was the guarantee that neither ancient empire, medieval empire and papacy, nor early modern universal monarchy and religious warfare, would return to plague them, and they knew that oceanic commerce and European empire in other continents were part of their modern world. The Histoire des deux Indes is based on this vision, and therefore claims attention as one of the first attempts to write history as that of a world-system." (Pocock, Barbarism and religion IV pp. 229–33)

Dimensions

~ 15" by 10"

Artist or Maker

Guillaume Thomas Raynal & Rigobert Bonne

Medium

Engraving

Date

1783

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or faint marks to be expected with age. Some of the fold out plates may have some faint offst.. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre

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