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Stock# 5708
Description

Scarce map intended to illustrate the different astronomical observations taken by the noted scientists of the late 17th and early 18th Century, Newton, Bradley and Maupertuis. Includes a table of the various locations from which each took his observations and the dates. From a rare scientific work Cartes et Tables de la Geographie Physique..., published by Buache. Engraved by I. Van Duren. A scarce and interesting work.

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).