Jean-Claude Dezauche

Renowned for accurate, scientific precision in their cartography, French cartographers of the eighteenth century marked a change from their more artistically oriented predecessors. This was likely due to wider availability of more accurate data. Jean-Claude Dezauche (1770-1824) and Phillipe Buache (1700-1773) were the successors to the influential Guillaume De L’Isle, and continued this scientific approach.
Dezauche acquired the work of De L’Isle and Phillipe Buache in 1780, having bought it from Jean Nicolas Buache de la Neuville, Phillipe’s nephew. Dezauche made his own alterations and improvements to the works based upon new information, and re-published them in accordingly. His work is often mistaken for De L’Isle’s as a result.

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