Auction 154, Lot 60

"Lacs, Fleuves, Rivieres et Principales Montagnes de l’Amerique", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Geographie Moderne avec une Introduction …

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 12.5 inches
55.4 x 31.8 cm

This interesting and unusual map shows only the mountains, rivers and lakes in North and South America. Designed for a French school atlas, the map presents a rudimentary image of North America with no mountains in the west except a few shown in what is present day New Mexico and Colorado. The Andean Volcanic Belt is well represented. French text at sides provides an explanation to the map.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3519-15.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper. Faint toning along centerfold with some soft creases. There are a couple clean edge tears in wide margins repaired with archival tape, one touching neatline at top right.

Estimate: $120 - $160


Closed on 9/16/2015