Auction 121, Lot 411

"Carte Physique de l'Ocean ou l'on Voit des Grandes Chaines de Montagnes qui traversent les Continents d'Europe, d'Afrique et d'Amerique…", Buache, Philip

Subject: Atlantic Ocean

Period: 1757 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 11.8 inches
35.1 x 30 cm

This unusual map was issued in a series by Philippe Buache to illustrate his theory of the continuity of mountain chains on land and under the sea. Detail within continents is limited to watershed and mountains. The map centers on the Atlantic Ocean and the continents draining into that ocean. Title in a block above map.


Condition: B

Nice impression and coloring with very wide margins. Folding as issued with damp stain or mildew along horizontal fold.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/26/2007