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Stock# 31740
Description

Highly detailed map of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands, originally published by Guillaume De L'Isle and re-issued with corrections by his son-in-law and successor, Philippe Buache.

Condition Description
Minor discoloration at centerfold
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).