Highly detailed map of Asia, extending to the Marianas, Palau and the Philippines. The map is based upon earlier maps by De L'Isle, which have been updated by Buache to include the most recent discoveries, primarily in SE Asia and the NE Coast of Asia, which is still a mix of mythical cartography and updates from recent Russian Discoveries. Coree is a peninsula. Japan is oversized, with Isle De Jeso and the remnants of some of the mythical cartography of the prior century still in evidence. Nice detail throughout. Attractive wash color.
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).