Maker: Tardieu / Buffon
Antique map of the Pacific by Tardieu, from Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere, Des Mineraux by Leclerc de Buffon, c. 1795. The title translates to "Map of Declinations and Inclinations of the Magnetic Needle compiled from the Table of Magnetic Observations made by Travelers since the Year 1775." An interesting view of the world as it was known at the end of the 18th century, with parts of Australia and North America still unknown. Tasmania is speculated to be attached to Australia. Good antique condition with image transfer (aka ghosting) and a few spots, some in the margin and some in the map near longitude line 230. With folds as issued. Measures approx. 14.75 x 16.25 inches to the neatline. Part of a set of 4 maps from the same series. Please let us know if you would like us to include the book at no additional cost.
Item Number: WOR378