Auction 103, Lot 45

"A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains wch. traverse the Globe from the North Pole. Adapted to Monsr: Buache's Memoire Read at the R. Academy of Sciences", Cole, Benjamin

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

5 x 8 inches
12.7 x 20.3 cm

Very unusual map projected from the North Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn within the sphere. The southernmost landmasses are then drawn outside the sphere with the Antarctic Lands in the Ocean. The map depicts Buache's famous north polar projection showing his theory that the mountain ranges of the world are connected across the ocean basins. Still bound in the original March issue, complete and in fine condition, which includes Buache's 3-page essay excerpted from his address to the Royal Academy of Paris.

References: Jolly GENT-104.

Condition: B

Light scattered toning. Short tear and closely trimmed at binder's side, as issued, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/11/2003