Auction 121, Lot 46

"Chart of the Antarctic Polar Circle, with the Countries Adjoining, According to the New Hypothesis of M. Buache", Anon.

Subject: South Pole

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

8.7 x 7.6 inches
22.1 x 19.3 cm

A circular polar projection including part of southern South America, South Africa and all of Australia (with Tasmania and New Guinea attached to the mainland). New Zealand is connected to the southern continent. The map provides a fascinating glimpse into Buache's imaginative cartographic theories, and notes the coastline according to the mapping of Ortelius as well. Many notations including: "C. of the Terra Australis according to Delisle," "Ice seen by M. Bouvet in 1738," several comments of ice being seen by various explorers.

References: Jolly GENT-166.

Condition: A

A nice example with a very light backing of Japanese tissue to reinforce some small, marginal tears.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/26/2007