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Publisher: BEAUTEMPS-BEAUPRÉ , Ch.
Title: Pilote français (3 volumes).
Published in: Au Dépôt Général de la Marine, 1822-1829
   
Size: 25.8 x 20.3 inches.
65.5 x 51.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: Elephant folio. 3 volumes. Volume 1 : title page, list of contents and 91 plates (in accordance with the list) ; volume 2 : title page, list of contents and 82 plates ((in accordance with the list) ; volume 3 : 74 plates. Half brown calf leather with corners. Spine rubbed, corners rubbed and bumped. A few maps slightly brown spotting and age-toned. Binding of volume 3 a little bit different.
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Three volumes (of 6) of the "Pilote français" illustrated with 247 plates, maps (most double page) and coastal profiles printed on heavy paper.

Details :
- volume 1 : illustrated with 91 plates, maps and coastal profiles covering the area of Brest and surroundings. Illustrated with charts of Douarnenez Bay, Ouessant Island, Audierne Bay...
- volume 2 : "Pilote français Deuxième partie comprenant les côtes occidentales de France" de Penmarc'h à l'Ile d'Yeu. Illustrated with maps of Lorient and Port-Louis, Concarneau, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Quiberon Bay, Le Croisic, Ile d’Yeu...
- volume 3 : Océan Atlantique (coasts from Finistere in Brittany to Fontarabie in Spain). Illustrated with maps of Lorient and Port-Louis, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Quiberon Bay, Le Croisic, Noirmoutier Island, Nantes, St Nazaire, Les Sables d’Olonne, Oléron Island, Ré Island, La Rochelle, Arcachon, Bayonne, Saint-Jean-de-Luz… .

Volume 1 illustrated with 91 plates, maps and coastal profiles covering the area of Brest and surroundings.
Volume 2 illustrated with 82 plates, maps and coastal profiles covering the western coast from Penmarc'h to L île D'Yeu.
Volume 3 illustrated with 74 plates, maps and coastal profiles covering the western coast from Finistere to Fontarabie in Spain.

Beautemps-Beaupré is regarded as the father of the modern hydrograpy.
Beautemps-Beaupré was born on August 6, 1766 in La Neuville-au-Pont (Marne). He was introduced to map drawing by his cousin Nicolas Buache, and he entered in 1780 as a hydrographer at the Depot of maps and plans of the French Navy. He was admitted as a pupil in his turn in 1783. There, he collaborated in the preparation of maps that La Pérouse carried on his journey.

He left in 1791 on the Search with admiral d'Entrecasteaux and remains absent five years. During this campaign, he developed entirely new ways of using charts under sail. Overcoming the compass variations, the remarkable points of the coast are shown in insets.
In 1779, Napoleon charged him with the hydrographic reconnaissance of the Dunkirk coast and various other works.
In 1816, Beautemps-Beaupré began the complete reconstruction of the hydrography of the coasts of France. Operations at sea will last 23 years. The French pilot, completed in 1844, the result of his work, was admired by the entire maritime world.
He was a Knight of Saint-Louis, Knight of Saint Michel, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honor, he died in 1854, at the age of 88 years. He left to his companions the memory of a simple man, modest, judicious, courageous and good. Leading the way in the work, training his engineers, Beautemps-Beaupré has earned the title of father of the hydrography that has been awarded.




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