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Lot n° 8 - ATLAS. Charles-François BEAUTEMPS-BAUPRÉ. French pilot. (Environs de Brest) Volume II. Côtes occidentales de la France depuis la pointe de Penmarc'h jusqu'à l'Île d'Yeu Paris, au Dépôt général de la Marine, 1822, 1829; 2 volumes in plywood (out of 6) mounted on tabs (670 x 515 mm) of [4] sheets (Title ; Table; Conventional signs; Spears), 9 maps of which 8 are double-page (722, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 18), 36 plates of sections (2 per page), 6 plates of port plans, one (of 2 ?) plate of Tableau de la haute mer ; [37] leaves (views of coasts), [2] leaves (tables of high seas) ; [2] leaves (Title ; Conventional signs), 25 maps of which 20 are double-page, 46 leaves of sections and views, 10 leaves of tide tables, contemporary red morocco bindings, on the boards between two frames and arms in the centre, smooth spine decorated with fleurs de lys, edges gilt. (Heads of volume II detached, tears and scuffing, one cover partly faded, gilt rubbed in places). First edition of the first two volumes of this monumental work, the first modern nautical atlas produced in France and the result of gigantic reconnaissance work. The publication of these charts marks a break with the traditional working methods of the Dépôt de la Marine. DECORATED BINDINGS WITH THE ARMS OF THE DUKE OF ORLEANS, THE FUTURE LOUIS-PHILIPPE KING OF THE FRENCH. In 1844, the work being completed (6 volumes), the author will solemnly present a complete copy to the king. On the first ten leaves of volume I marginal wormholes sometimes reaching the compositions, marginal stains and restorations to some others. Numerous leaves crumpled, some with small tears. Most are detached from the bindings. In volume II marginal repairs to about ten leaves and traces of moisture towards the end. Without the first two leaves of Coupes. Sold as is, the description of the Maritime Bibliography not allowing a rigorous control. From the library of the Count of Lanjuinais with bookplate.

ATLAS. Charles François BEAUTEMPS BAUPRÉ. French pilot. (Environs de Brest) Volume II. Côtes occidentales de la France depuis la pointe de Penmarc'h jusqu'à l'Île d'Yeu Paris, au D…
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