"[Lot of 2] Courants et Mouvements Generaux de la Mer d'Apres le Lt. F. Maury [and] Courants de l'Atmosphere d'Apres le Lt. F. Maury", Andriveau-Goujon, E.
Period: 1850 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Printed Color
25 x 18.6 inches
63.5 x 47.2 cm
These two thematic charts were based upon the work of Matthew Fontaine Maury and issued in Andriveau-Goujon's Atlas Universel. The first chart shows the flow of ocean currents throughout the world, while the second chart shows the trade winds. Maury developed a set of of ocean and wind charts based upon old ships' logbooks and supplemented them with new data from captains as they voyaged across the seas. Maury published his first work using this information in 1847 entitled Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic, and later issued The Physical Geography of the Sea in 1856. Maury's charts are reported to have reduced the average voyage between east and west coast ports by nearly two months.
Courants et Mouvements Generaux de la Mer d'Apres le Lt. F. Maury. Condition: A clean, colorful example with light toning along the sheet edges. (A)
Courants de l'Atmosphere d'Apres le Lt. F. Maury. Condition: Light toning with a short centerfold separation at top that has been closed on verso with archival material. (B+)
Includes two pages of related French text.
References: Schwartz & Enrenberg p. 278.
See description above.