Highly detailed map of Eastern Asia, from Japan and Southeast Asia to Usbekistan and India.
This map is De L'Isle's prototype map of the region, which would become the base map for the next 30 years, until the D'Anville / Du Halde series of maps of China were issued.
Fine detail in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, the results of the exanded charting of these regions by the Dutch, French and English during the preceding decades.
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).