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Mapmaker: Buffon

Title: Carte des Declinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantee ... depuis l'Annee 1776

Date: c1788. Size 57x57cm. Price: £500

Condition: Very good. Original folds, reinforced on verso.

This map of North America's coast-line is the most accurate of its time. This does not seem to have been acknowledged. Unfortunately, La Perouse and his crew perished c1788, but maps of his discoveries had already been sent back to France over-land from Siberia. Buffon published them immediately. One is offered here and a matching map can be found under Russia. La Perouse's discoveries were only published officially in 1797. 

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