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