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First major textbook in modern oceanography  

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Physical Geography of the Sea

Maury, Matthew Fontaine

New York




Complete with 14 (not 13) plates-- there are two different plates numbered VI (10 plates are at the rear, all are folding).

Originally published in 1855, this 1857 “Sixth Edition” is “an entirely new edition, with addenda Maury (1806-1873) made major advances in nautical navigation, meteorology, oceanography, cartography, and charting of winds and currents. He held major science/sea positions in government. See ANB; Hill (2nd) 1110 for this 1857 edition, and 1107 for the 1st edn. Sabin 46969 for the run of editions. Horblitt 71, Streeter Sale 4158, and Norman 1463. Laid into the book is the bookseller’s information on the nearly unbroken provenance back to 1857 for this copy. 

Donated by Charles A. Goldsmid, Claremont, CA.

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