Rare Map of Asia Showing the Sea of Korea (Mer de Coree)
Rare separately issued map of Asia, published by Clouet, first issued in 1764.
The map locates the Manilla Galeon Trade route from the Philippines to Acapulco, Mexico, along with the 1778 and 1779 route of Cook and Clarke.
This late edition, in full orginal color, was likely re-issued to illustrate Cook's voyages.
This edition of the map is apparently very rare on the market and is the first example we have ever seen.
Jean-Baptiste Louis Clouet (1730-ca. 1790) was a mapmaker with premises in both Paris and Cadiz. He was eventually named Royal Geographer of the Academie des Sciences de Rouen. Although he made several lavish wall maps, he is best known for Geographie Moderne (1776-93).