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Stock# 30779
Description

Scarce map of Lake Geneva and environs, with a plan of the City, published by Philippe Buache.

Buache's map is based upon an early map by Antoine Chopy, pubished in 1730, which was constructed from manuscript maps by J.C. Fatio and I.G. de Roverea. the map has been revised to show the borders following the Treaty of Turin, signed March 24, 1760. This map was prepared on May 1, 1760, just one month after the treaty.

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).