[A superb wall map of Asia in original colour]
CLOUET, Jean Baptiste Louis.
Carte D'Asie Divisée en ses Principaux Etats... Paris, Mondhare, 1788. Original colour. 4 sheets conjoined, total 970 x 1230mm. Minor restorations and imperfections. Overall an excellent example for a wall map.
A fine wall map of Asia , with two title cartouches, one French (as above), one Spanish. With finely engraved, decorative borders, 170mm wide at the sides and 150mm at the bottom, containing twenty vignette scenes from Biblical and Asian history and myth, all in full colour, each with a short text in French and Spanish. The bilingual nature of this map is due to the fact that Mondhare also had offices in Cadiz. Surviving copies are rare.
[Ref: 7903] £14,000.00 ($21,098 • €16,352 rates)