Antique hand colored map of the Americas by Desnos / Clouet from c. 1760. Shows the Mer du Nord, Lac du Fonte, a huge southern continent. This map was made before Captain Cook's voyages so Australia and New Zealand are only fragmentary. Text on sides is in French and describes the lands and discoveries. Decorative border includes cartographic tools at top and King Triton in the sea with ships in the vignette at bottom. Good to very good condition, with minor staining and edge wear. The glue strip has been reinforced, map was cleaned and flattened, not rebacked. Approx. 17 x 25.5 inches to the border edge, including the projecting elements.
Antique Hand Colored Map
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