Nice example of the Philippe Buache's edition of GuillaumeDe L'Isle's map of the Belgium and Luxemburg.
Philippe Buache was a renowned French cartographer who is known for his accurate maps and his innovative use of scientific methods in cartography.
His map of the Catholic Low Countries, is a y detailed representation of the region, which shows the territories that were owned by the kings of Spain, the Bishoprics of Liège and Utrecht, and the States General of the United Provinces. The map is based on a wide variety of sources, including recent surveys, geographic accounts, and other contemporary maps.
The map shows cities, towns, rivers, mountains, forests, and other geographic features of the region in great detail.
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).