Detailed map of the Piedmont and Monferrato regions of northwestern Italy, published by Philippe Buache in Paris.
The map identifies a number of regions, including the Duchy of Savoy, Duchy of Aouste, Province of Turin, Province of Ivree, Province of Trin, Haute Monferrat, Comte d'Aste, etc.
The surrounding mountain ranges were also a significant feature of the map.
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).