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Interesting map of Switzerland, with the coats of arms of the Cantons, Alliez and Grissons, published by Philippe Buache.

The map is based upon the work of Mr. Merveilleux and was originally published by Guillaume De L'Isle in 1715, then re-issued by Philippe Buache in 1745 and again revised and reissued by Buache in 1759.




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).