Auction 122, Lot 49

"Carte des Deux Regions Polaires…", Buffon, Comte de

Subject: Polar

Period: 1750 (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 that shows numerous tracks of explorers, 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.


Condition: A

Hinge remnants in the top margin. With folds and a narrow (1/8") margin at bottom as issued.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007