Auction 123, Lot 52

"[World]", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 12.5 inches
50.8 x 31.8 cm

Only the major river systems and lakes are shown on this unusual map of the continents. In North America, there are faint outlines of the Sea of the West and the river and lake system making up the mythical Northwest Passage. Alaska is an elongated landmass stretching toward Asia. In Africa, the Nile is shown originating in twin lakes located north of the Equator. Australia is very misshapen with Tasmania still attached and an incomplete northern coastline. French text surrounding the spheres conveys explanations to the map.

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Condition: A

An excellent impression, with one small spot of printer's ink in the lower margin and a bit of faint toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/20/2008

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