Auction 90, Lot 45

"A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas in the Great Chains of Mountains w'ch traverse the Globe, from the North Pole adapted to Mons. Buache's Memoire",

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentlemen's Magazine

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.2 x 11.5 inches
31 x 29.2 cm

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. Nice early impression. Evenly toned and trimmed into engraver's signature at bottom with small splits on folds. Ref: Jolly GENT-104.

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Condition: C

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 3/15/2000

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