Striking and highly detailed map of Normandie, with a large compass rose and table of explanatory textg. The map has been revised and updated as of April 30, 1745, but Guillaume De L'Isle's successor, Phillipe Buache. A highly detailed map, showing towns, roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, forests, islands, etc.
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).