The map shows Africa with a focus on coastal regions, naming various cities, ports, and important maritime features around the continent. The vast interior of the continent is labelled only with generalities about the people who inhabit these areas.
Text on the edges of the map detail different aspects regarding sailing and trading around the continent, explaining, for example, the islands of various sizes and the strengths of the coffee from different regions.
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).