L’Europe, Suivant les dernieres Observations de l’Acad-Royale des Sciences; English translation: Europe, according to the latest observations of the Royal Academy of Sciences.
Paris: Geographie Universelle, Pierre-Francois Giffart, rue S. Jacques, a Sainte Therese, 1758. Ephemera no binding. 10” x 13” size, 5 ¾” x 7 1/8” mat opening, 5 7/16” x 6 13/16” within the neat line; hand-colored copper plate engraving; gilt-bordered archival matting and backing board; fine. Fine. Item #1280
Claude Buffier (1661-1737) was a Jesuit priest who was born in Poland of French parents. Returning to France shortly after his birth, he was educated in Rouen but spent his life at the Jesuit college in Paris. He was a philosopher, historian and educator. Encyclopaedia Britannica. A lovely small map of Europe with good hand-coloring.
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