|Method||Lithograph with original hand colour|
|Published||Paris Imp Lesauvage, R. des Noyes, 31 [Paris, c.1857]|
|Dimensions||130 x 190 mm|
A small French map of the Polar regions, in double hemisphere, from a mid-nineteenth century edition of the Comte de Buffon's Encyclopedie d'Histoire Naturelle. The borders of the continents are outlined in hand colour, and in the southern hemisphere, the paths of Cook's voyages are plotted.
Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopédiste. He is mostly known for his work on natural history 'Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière' which he started in 1749 and was finished by his colleagues in 1804, after Buffon's death.
Condition: Small chip to top right corner of sheet, not affecting map. Foxing and minor time toning to margins, not affecting map. Blank on verso.