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Description

Highly detailed map of Eastern Asia, from Japan and Southeast Asia to Usbekistan and India.

Excellent detail throughout. A later edition of De L'Isle's important map of the region, printed on two plates.

Condition Description
Two sheets, joined top and bottom. Long horizontal split, repaired on verso. Some soiling and a printer's crease.
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).