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Auction 157, Lot 34

"A Physical Planisphere Wherein Are Represented All the Known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains...", Cole, Benjamin

Subject: World

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 12.6 inches
29.5 x 32 cm

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: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting. There is a binding trim at left and an associated binding tear that enters 1" into map at left and has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 5/4/2016