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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.57
Object Name Map
Description Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet
De la Guinee, Du Congo, De la Cafrerie, Isle de Madagascar
Hand-colored engraving
Paris, ca. 1785

Colored map by Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet: Four Territories of Africa, Guinea, the Congo, British Kaffraria, and the Island of Madagascar. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements and significant Christian sites marked with black dot with minature structures, i.e. "Sta Maria" bottom right of map. All geographical elements colored. Measurement marks across middle of map and around black and yellow line border. Two columns of French text about territories, left and right of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface of map, toning around edges, especially bottom left, black scuff mark, bottom right of map, foxing spots on back of map.
Title De la Guinee, Du Congo, De la Cafrerie, Isle de Madagascar
Date 1780-1789
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-16.625 W-22.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/France/Paris
Subjects Guinea
Congo
Madagascar
Kaffraria