Detailed map of Italy, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily, based upon the work of De L'Isle.
The present example was updated by Buache in 1745.
Highly detailed throughout, showing towns, rivers, mountains, lakes, islands, roads, boundaries, etc. A terrific regional 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).