Chart of a Part of the South Sea lying between South America, New Guinea and New Holland, relative to the enquired concerning the situation of the Islands of Solomon by M.Buache.


Title:
Chart of a Part of the South Sea lying between South America, New Guinea and New Holland, relative to the enquired concerning the situation of the Islands of Solomon by M.Buache.
Date:
C1791
Mapmaker:
Philippe Buache (1700-1773)
Image Size:
210mm x 370mm (8.27" x 14.57")
Condition:
In good condition
Technique:
Hand coloured engraving.
Price:

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Stock Number:
DOTF 012 PI GEN (KFGY) (C029)
Description:

Map of the Pacific showing the routes of explorers from 1567 to 1769, Australia shown as New Holland with the east coast as charted by James Cook and Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) with an undefined coast line. The position of the Solomons are shown as on the maps by L'Isle, D'Anville, Bellin, Pingre and Dudley. Rare

From the English edition of; Charles Fleurieu, Discoveries of the French in 1768 & 1769, to the South-East of New Guinea, with the subsequent visits to the same lands by English Navigators, who gave them new names.

Reference: Prescott 1791.05

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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