"Carte des Deux Regions Polaires Jusqu'au 45e. Degre de Latitude / Kaart van de Landen der Beyde Poolen, tot den 45 Graad Breedte", Buffon, Comte de
Period: 1785 (circa)
Publication: De Algemeene en Byzondere Natuurlyke Historie
Color: Hand Color
17.6 x 8.6 inches
44.7 x 21.8 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 Bay into la Grande 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. This is a newly engraved edition of Buffon's map for a Dutch edition of his work.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet with a "D&C Blauw" watermark.