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Auction 135, Lot 39

"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 (circa)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 12.2 inches
29.2 x 31 cm
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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. The map was issued in the March, 1757 Gentleman's Magazine to illustrate Buache's 3-page essay excerpted from his address to the Royal Academy of Paris.

References: Jolly GENT-104.

Condition: A

Fine impression on clean, bright paper. Paper missing in blank lower margin from binding trim, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/16/2011