Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1829. 4to. Contemp. hcalf. Gilt spine. Fronthinge and spine-ends repaired with a small loss of spine at ends. Stamp on title-page. (4),124 pp. and 1 large folded enraved map. Internally clean and fine, wide-margined, printed on good paper.
First edition. Beautemps-Beaupré was elected a member of the Académie des Sciences in 1810 and was appointed chief hydrographer and keeper of the Dépôt de la Marine (predecessor of the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service) in 1814. His work earned him the name "father of hydrography".