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Stock# 0471
Description

Detailed map of the region bounded by the Baltic Sea, Moscovie, the Dnieper, Dniestr & Moravia. Interesting detail throughout, including towns, wood, rivers, mountains, lakes, Duches and a host of to the details. A color code shows the regions taken by the Austro-Hungarians and Russians in 1773. Nice detailed in the Ukraine as well. Decorative cartouche. An excellent regional map

Philippe Buache Biography

Philippe Buache (1700-1773) was one of the most famous French geographers of the eighteenth century. Buache was married to the daughter of the eminent Guillaume Delisle and worked with his father-in-law, carrying on the business after Guillaume died. Buache gained the title geographe du roi in 1729 and was elected to the Academie des Sciences in the same year. Buache was a pioneering theoretical geographer, especially as regards contour lines and watersheds. He is best known for his works such as Considérations géographiques et physiques sur les découvertes nouvelles dans la grande mer (Paris, 1754).