Voyages dans la Grande-Bretagne
Voyages dans la Grande-Bretagne
Voyages dans la Grande-Bretagne.
III me. Partie Force Commerciale.
Première section - Travaux Publics et D'association
Par Charles Dupin
1824 - Imprimerie de Fain, Place de l'Odéon.
51 cm x 34.5 cm.
A Volume of plates to accompany Charles Dupin's Voyages dans la Grande-Bretagne, 1824.
In 1816, after some difficulty, Charles Dupin was allowed to visit Great Britain to study its commerce and industry. This work is the result which placed him in the foremost rank of statisticians. "In the following work, I have endeavored to exhibit the full extent of the Military and Naval Forces which the government of Great Britain can bring into the field, or launch upon the ocean. My observations on these subjects were derived from a residence of five years in England; during which time I was constantly employed in visiting and viewing every object and institution worthy of notice relative to the British Army and Navy."
Volume 1: Force Militaire. First edition. Volume 2: Force Navale. First edition. Volume 3: Force Commerciale.
The plates. Dessiné par Ch. Dupin. Gravé par Adam.
Plate I: Aquedue en Fer de Pont Cysylte, Aquedue de Langdon, Aquedue de Chirk, Galerie du canal du Prince Regent à Londres.
Plate II: Pont de Sunderland sur le Wear, Pont de Coalbrookdale.
Plate III: Pont de Vauxhall à Londres. Pont de Southwark à Londres.
Plate: IV: Pont de Westminster, Pont du Strand.
Plate V: Pont de Hemsdale, Pont de Dunkeld sur le Tay, Pont de Potarch sur le Dée, Pont de Craig Ellachie, Pont de Conan (Comté de Ross), Pont de Bonar sur la Firth de Dornoch, Pont d'Adrie, Pont de Easter Foarn, Pont d'Aultmore, Pont de Cartland sur la Mouse, Nouveau Pont de Londres.
Plate VI: Pont suspendu de Kelso sur le Tweed, Embarcadère suspendu construit à Leith prés d'Edinburgh.
Plate VII: Pont suspendu construit en Angleterre pour I'lle de Bourbon.
Plate VIII: Grue en Fer du port de Hull, Pont tournant des Docks de Londres.
Plate IX: Entrée des Docks de Londres.
Plate X: Portes des Docks de Londres.
Plate XI: Docks des Indes occidentales.
Plate XII: Forme de construction exécutée au port Dundée, Topographie du canal Calédonien.
Plate XIII: Portes des Canal de Calédonien.
Plate XIV: Phare de Bell-Rock.
Plate XV: Bassins du Port de Liverpool.
Charles Duoin: Baron Pierre Charles François Dupin (6 October 1784, Varzy, Nièvre – 18 January 1873, Paris, France) was a French Catholic mathematician, engineer, economist and politician, particularly known for work in the field of mathematics, where the Dupin cyclide and Dupin indicatrix are named after him; and for his work in the field of statistical and thematic mapping, in 1826 he created the earliest known choropleth map.
Dupin studied geometry with Monge at the École Polytechnique and then became a naval engineer. His mathematical work was in descriptive and differential geometry. He was the discoverer of conjugate tangents to a point on a surface and of the Dupin indicatrix. Dupin participated in the Greek science revival by teaching mathematics and mechanics lessons in Corfu in 1808. One of his students was Giovanni Carandino, who would go on to be the founder of the Greek Mathematics School in the 1820s.
From 1807 Dupin was responsible for the restoration of the damaged port and arsenal at Corfu. He founded the Toulon Maritime Museum in 1813.
In 1818 Dupin was elected to the body of the French Academy of Sciences. He was appointed professor at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in 1819.
Dupin also had a political career and was appointed to the Senate in 1852.