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1779

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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."

Source: 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, http://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3587444


Keywords

Bourrit, Saussure, Buet, living eye, summit position

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