Auction 151, Lot 32

"Carte des Deux Regions Polaires Jusqu'au 45.e Degre de Latitude", Buffon, Comte de

Subject: Polar

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Naturelle Generale et Particuliere

Color: Black & White

17.3 x 8.7 inches
43.9 x 22.1 cm

Interesting map of the poles that shows numerous tracks of explorers, including Tasman, Furneaux, Halley, Marion, and the 1773 expedition of Cook. There is an unusual and utterly spurious Northwest Passage shown from Hudson Bay via Wager Inlet into la Gde. Eau des Sauvages, farther down into L. de Fonte and thus to the Pacific. There are many ice floes or icebergs depicted in both poles. Engraved by H. Godin.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flat, on watermarked paper with light soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014