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Auction 99, Lot 677

"The Physical Geography of the Sea", Maury, M. F.

Subject: Reference - Oceanography

Period: 1856 (published)

Publication: Harper & Brothers (Publ)


6 x 9.5 inches
15.2 x 24.1 cm

One of the first scientific books on oceanography. Subject matter includes the Gulf Stream, land & sea breezes, the atmosphere, currents of the sea, Arctic Ocean, salts of the sea, equatorial cloud-ring, geological agency of the winds, depths of the ocean, basin of the Atlantic, the winds, climates, drift, storms, routes, trade-winds and more. 6th edition, 348 pp, +xiv, plates, multi-folding charts, plans, maps and diagrams at rear. 8vo, hardbound.


Condition: B

Library stamp on title page and randomly throughout book. None of maps are stamped. Foxing in text. Covers slightly soiled and spine is worn.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $35

Closed on 6/12/2002