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Buache, Philippe
Exposé des Découvertes au Nord de la Grande Mer, soit dans le Nord-Est de l'Asie, soit dans le Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique, entre la 160. dégré de Longitude & le 287. & depuis le 43 Découvertes Des Russes Depuis 20 ans
1753. Paris. Buache. [3] pp. of text on a single folded sheet enclosing 6 sheets of engraved maps (loose), hand-colored in outline and wash. Maps are of various sizes, 5 on sheets approx. 35x52 cm, folding, 1 on sheet 35.5x26.5 cm; text is quarto, 27.5x20.5, unbound with previous stitching holes. Modern folder by Sheperds. Text with tear restored, sheet 6 with a few holes at fold restored, "Cartes Nouvelles Decouvertes" inked on verso; a few light, mostly marginal stains, else very good.- Rare, possibly separately-published collection of maps by Buache recording the cartographic updates in the geography of the Pacific Northwest, including theRussian explorations of coastal Alaska and a part of Buache’s magnum opus, theConsidérations géographiques et physiques sur les nouvelles découvertes au nord de la Grande Mer, published by the Academie Royale des Sciences over the course of years, comprised of different parts. The Considerations was one of the most influential 18th century Pacific Northwest geographies published up to date, as it gathered the knowledge accumulated by several expeditions and discoveries, in a coherent form. TheConsiderations, as explained above, was not precisely a uniform title, but rather a compilation of several issued works: “Considerations geographiques et physiques, sur ce que las cartes des Nouvelles decouvertes au nord de la mer du sud”, “Eclaircissements sur le memoire précedent, dont le précis devoit être lû à l'Assemblée publique de 2. mai 1753”, “Seconde partie des eclaircissemens du Mémoire présenté le 9 a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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