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07. Circular view of the mountains from the summit of the Buet, 1779 Public Deposited

Horace-Bénédict de Saussure and Marc-Théodore Bourrit collaborated on this panoramic perspective from the summit of the Buet. The image represented the summit position of a living eye above the earth, and of a naturalist who "seems to dominate above our globe."

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  • 08/11/2020
  • 1779
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  • 1779
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  • Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, Voyages dans les Alpes: précédés d'Un essai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Geneve (Neuchatel, 1779), plate 8. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University,
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