- Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
- Title: Allegorical designs representing America
- Artist: Jean-Michel Moreau, called Moreau Le Jeune
- Format (cm): 29.8 x 35.8 cm.
- Format (in): 11½ x 15½ in. (29.5 x 39.3 cm.); 11¾ x 14 1/8 in.
- Last Sale price: 3 750,00
- Last Sale date:
Jean-Michel Moreau, called Moreau Le Jeune (Paris 1741-1814) Allegorical designs representing America signed and dated ‘J.M. Moreau le J e 1807.'(i); and ‘J.M. moreau Le J e 1808.’ (ii) pen and black ink, brown wash, watermark WHATMAN 11½ x 15½ in. (29.5 x 39.3 cm.); 11¾ x 14 1/8 in. (29.8 x 35.8 cm.) 2 (2)
The drawing representing a sphere, surmounted by the winged and crowned figure of Europe, was engraved in reverse as the cartouche at lower right of a map of South America, published in 1814 as an independent map by Pierre-François Tardieu. The engraving is also described by M.-J.-F. Mahérault ( L’oeuvre de Moreau le Jeune , Paris, 1880, p. 432, under no. 381). He relates the composition to the Cartouche de la carte du Voyage de la Pérouse . The second drawing has not been connected to any finished print, which may mean that although intended for a similar purpose (perhaps on a map of North America?) it was not engraved.