ca. 1780 – J. B. L. CLOUET – l’Amerique
Title: “Isles, caps et ports de mer de l’Amerique”
A nice copperplate map showing Western Hemisphere – North and South America’s continents. The map itself presents very little inland detail and the western coast of North America is not delineated and noted as Parts Unknown (Pays inconnu). There is good detail of the coastline along both continents naming places such as Long Island, Charles Town and Cape Horn.
The map comes from Clouet’s atlas “Geographie moderne avec une introduction…”
Cartographer: Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet (1729 – 1790)
Sheet size: 58,0 x 40,2 cm
Year: ca. 1780
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition! Original contemporary colouring. Paper with original watermark! Lower marginal middle fold separation, does not touches the picture. Original centerfold and platemark visible. Blank on verso.
This is a genuine antique map published ca. 1780 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!