"Carte des Deux Regions Polaires…", Buffon, Comte de
Period: 1760 (circa)
Publication: Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 8.5 inches
44.5 x 21.6 cm
Interesting map of the poles with numerous tracks of explorers shown, including those of Cook, Tasman, Furneaux, Halley and Marion. There is an unusual and utterly spurious Northwest Passage shown from Hudson Bay via Wager Inlet into a Grand Eau des Sauvages down into L. de Fonte and out into the Pacific. From the Dutch edition, with additional title: Kaart van de Landen der Beyde Poolen.
Very good with hinge remnants on top margin.