World map centred on North Pole, 1756

World map centred on North Pole, 1756

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Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Geography and Map Division/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: World map centred on North Pole. 18th-century map showing the world in a projection centred on the North Pole. The labels and inscription are in French. This map is from 'Cartes et tables de la geographie physique ou naturelle' (1757) by French geographers and cartographers Philippe Buache (1700-1773) and Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726).

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