Auction 156, Lot 39

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

Subject: Polar

Period: 1798 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.4 x 8.6 inches
44.2 x 21.8 cm

This interesting map of the poles 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 Blanchard.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and color, issued folding.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $112

Closed on 2/17/2016

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