1787 Africa


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Original hand coloured map of the Western coastline of Africa showing Guinea, parts of Nigeria and the Congo, and on the East coast, parts of Mozambique, Madagascar and the Isle Bourbon and Isle de France.

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Jean Baptiste Clouet (1729 – 1790)

Clouet was a French cartographer and geographer born in Rennes, France. He kept premises in both Paris & Cadiz, Portugal and was named Royal Geographer of the Academie des Sciences de Rouen in 1785. One of his main works was the atlas, Géographie Moderne avec une Introduction was first issued in 1767.

In 1788 he was responsible for the design of five World & Continental wall maps engraved and printed by the famous Paris publishers, Mondhare & Jean. These maps went into various editions and due to their size, are very much sort after.

 Mondare & Jean (active 1759-1829) Louis-Joseph Mondhare (1734 – Paris 1799) & Pierre Jean (1754 – 1829) were prominent Parisian publishers, engravers, print and map sellers who were active in Paris in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

In 1784 Jean married the daughter of Mondhare, who formed a partnership with his son in law, forming a the successful partnership known as Mondhare et Jean.

After Mondhare’s retirement in 1796, Jean carried on with the publishing & printing business, having inherited all of the printing plates that also included many map plates from the likes of Nolin, Clouet, D Anville , Delisle and others. Both Mondhare and Jean were responsible for the engraving and printing of the very decorative large wall maps by J B Nolin & J B L Clouet, as well as single plate maps and atlases. Mondares premises were located at Rue St Jacques, à lHôtel Saumur later moving with Jean to 32 Rue Saint-Jean de Beauvais.

Dimensions 58 × 33 cm
Map Maker

CLOUET, Jean Baptiste Louis.

Dimensions with Mount

78 x 53cm


Geographe Moderne : De La Guinee, Du Congo, de la Cafrerie, Isle de Madagascar with inset of Isle de France and Isle Bourbon


Geographie Moderne avec une Introduction


Paris 1787


French text on both sides with centrefold as per usual. Excellent condition.

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