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Title: Description des travaux hydrauliques...ed. by Du-Bois d'Arneuville.
Description: Paris, Collin a.o., 1806. -1808. 2 vols. large in 4to. W. 67 engr. fold. pls., 1 fold.table (Without the engr. front. portrait.). Mod. hlf. clf., old style, old spine labels preserved . (VI, XIV, 316; IV, XVI, 358 pp.). Hoefer vol. IV, 189/90: '....ouvrage éminent utile et fort estimé.': Singer vol. IV, p. 465: De Cessart was one of the greatest hydraulic engineers and executed some of the most important projects of the 18th century in his capacity as Inspector-General of the 'Ponts et Chaussées'. Among them are the bridge over the Loire at Saumur, the locks and ports at Dieppe, Rouen, Le Hâvre and Tréport. The project of the harbour of Cherbourg would ultimately have had to result in the most important naval base in Napoleon's struggle for supremacy at sea.: Weinreb, cat., item 411:

Keywords: Science technics hydraulics engineering bridges technology

Price: EUR 1750.00 = appr. US$ 1901.98 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 2242