Carte Physique de la Grande Mer...


Title:
Carte Physique de la Grande Mer...
Date:
C1754
Mapmaker:
Phillipe Buache (1700-1773)
Image Size:
315mm x 437mm (12.4" x 17.2")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving hand coloured
Price:

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$A 3,250
Stock Number:
PI MAP 1754 BUAC (GPD) (R006)
Description:
Rare map by Phillipe Buache of the Pacific Ocean and is one of the earliest attempts at thematic mapping in the field of geology. This map illustrates Buache's theory that geological features of land masses, particularly mountain ranges, continue under the surface of the oceans and interconnect the continents. Buache was a French geographer who studied under Guillaume Delisle and was nominated royal geographer in 1729. He established the division of the world by seas and river systems and believed in a southern continent, a hypothesis which was confirmed by later discoveries. From: Buache, Cartes et tables de la geographie physique ou naturelle.
Biography:

Philippe Buache (1700-1773) 

Buache was a French geographe and trained under the geographer Guillaume Delisle, whose daughter he married, and whom he succeeded in the Académie des sciences in 1730. Buache was nominated first geographer of the king in 1729. He established the division of the world by seas and river systems. He believed in a southern continent, an hypothesis which was confirmed by later discoveries. His nephew, Jean Nicolas Buache (born La Neuville-au-Pont, 15 February 1741; died Paris, 21 November 1825), was also a geographer of the king.

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