Auction 137, Lot 828

"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Orientale qui Contient la Cote d'Afrique… Avec l'Isle Madagascar et les Isles adjacentes", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.

Subject: Southern Africa and Madagascar

Period: 1775 (circa)

Publication: La Neptune Oriental…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
26.3 x 19 inches
66.8 x 48.3 cm

A French sailor and hydrographer, D' Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780) used new instruments to correct the latitudes measured by previous explorers. His atlas Le Neptune Oriental, first published in 1745, was considered a major achievement and an indispensable resource for navigators. This uncommon sea chart covers the coast from Natal to Quiloa, Madagascar and the nearby islands. Insets of "Plan de Tullear-Baye" and "Isle de Sable…" are included. The handsome chart provides detailed navigational information.

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Condition: B

Repaired crease/tear at bottom, right of centerfold and a few faint spots.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2011

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