Auction 136, Lot 32

"Des Mers on Appelle Mer cette Vaste Etendue… de la Surface de la Terre…", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: World

Period: 1767 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 12.5 inches
55.4 x 31.8 cm

This unusual French map of the world illustrates the oceans and seas with extensive descriptive text on three sides of the hemispheres. The map itself is very simple showing only the outlines of the continents with the seas named. The continent of Australia is conjecturally drawn and the northwest coast of North America is completely blank. Printed on the bluish toned paper that was common in France during this period.

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Condition: B+

Original outline color with a few minor spots. A tear in the upper blank margins has been neatly repaired.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/1/2011

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