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REGEMORTES, Louis de. Description du nouveau pont de pierre, construit sur la rivière d'Allier a Moulins; avec l'exposé des motifs qui ont déterminé son emplacement, et les dessins et détails relatifs à sa construction. 1771.

Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 

REGEMORTES, Louis de. 

Description du nouveau pont de pierre, construit sur la rivière d'Allier a Moulins; avec l'exposé des motifs qui ont déterminé son emplacement, et les dessins et détails relatifs à sa construction. 

Paris, Lottin, 1771.

Large folio (565x400 mm), 47 pages and engraved title and 16 plates.  binding : Contemporary full cardboard. A corner of the first cover cropped. Some waterstains. Plate 9 is almost unbound. 

Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 

First edition.
Monumental impression for the description of the Moulins bridge built from 1754 to 1762 under the direction of Louis de Règemortes, engineer of bridges and roads: Plans, sections, elevations and maps.
Note the impressive fifth plank measuring over 1.80m long representing the foundations of the bridge.
"The work that has illustrated his name is the construction of the Moulins bridge, for which several unsuccessful attempts had been made in the previous century. The success of the project drawn up by Louis de Règemorte is mainly due to the establishment of a general masonry base. , strongly defended against the action of water, with unsinkable longitudinal levees attached to the wedges, to prevent the disastrous effect of scouring and flooding which had brought the ruin of the works undertaken on the same point from 1679 to 1689. " Tarbé de Saint-Hardouin (Biographical notes on the engineers of the bridges and roads since the creation of the body, in 1716, until our days, Baudry, 1884)

The now "Pont Règemortes" still crosses the Allier more than 250 years more late proof of the success of the engineer.

Price : 2000 €

Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
Photo REGEMORTES, Louis de. 
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