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BUFFON, George Louis Leclerc

Carte des Declinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantee ...

Paris, 1788
425 x 530 mm. each of two sheets, with folds as issued. On good thick paper.
A chart of the North Pacific Ocean showing the declinations of the compass from George Louis Leclerc Buffon’s ‘Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particulaire’ 1749-04. This map appears in the Minereaux volume of 1788. It shows the waters from the Philippines through China, Japan and Korea to Alaska and California. The measurements are the work of La Perouse during his fateful voyage.
Stock number: 6322

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