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BUFFON, George Louis le Clerc. [Rare Dutch Edition of Buffon's Map of the Magnetic Poles.]
Carte Magnétique des Deux Hemisphères. Amsterdam: J.H. Schneider, 1775. Original colour. 485 x 940mm. Binding folds flattened as usual.
A double-hemisphere world map designed to display magnetic variation, so centred on the North and South Poles. Buffon has given the position of the supposed magnetic north as being in Canada, to the north of Hudson's Bay and east of Baffin's Bay. Published in the Dutch edition of Buffon's 'Histoire Naturelle', in the mineralogy volumes. As this section was not as popular as the bird volumes it is believed that only 250 copies of this edition were printed.
[Ref: 7527]    £600.00 ($762 • €682 rates)


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