Auction 96, Lot 55

"A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands and Seas wth. the Great Chains of Mountains wch. traverse the Globe from the North Pole. Adapted to Monsr: Buache's Memoire Read at the R. Academy of Sciences", Cole, Benjamin

Subject: Polar World

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Hand Color

11.5 x 12.4 inches
29.2 x 31.5 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.

References: Jolly GENT-104

Condition: B

Unusual old color. Binding side margin trimmed nearly to neatline and torn into map with an old repair on verso. Very small hole by South America.

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/12/2001