Auction 102, Lot 26

"Carte des Deux Continents", Robert de Vaugondy

Subject: World

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Naturelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 9.3 inches
29.2 x 23.6 cm

This unusual little chart compares the angle and degree of continental offset from north and south. This map was published in the Buffon's thirty-six volume Histoire Naturelle (1749-1789). Georges Louis LeClerc, the Comte de Buffon, was a French naturalist, and the author of one of the earliest accounts of the global history of biology and geology that was based on empirical evidence, per Sir Isaac Newton.

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Condition: A

Nice crisp example on very sturdy paper. Surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/5/2003

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