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Lot 0014
  • Title/Content of Map: Carte D'Amerique
  • Date Printed: 1781
  • Cartographer: Clouet
  • Material/Medium: Paper
  • Size: 20" x 26"

    Rare and highly decorative 'Bay of the West' Map of the Western Hemisphere. Published in Paris. Clouet was a member of the 'Academic Royale des Sciences de Rouen'. The most interesting feature is the belief that a large bay existed in the pacific north west. The insert Map shows the debate between the 'Bay of the West,' a more established view and the North Pacific Archipelago theory that had developed at the time. Map shows exploration of Cook, Magellan and others. Also recent Russian discoveries are shown. Hand colored, copperplate engraved.

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    Clouet: Antique Map of the Western Hemisphere, 1781

    Estimate $105 - $120Nov 15, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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