"Carte Reduite de l'Ocean Oriental, depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance, jusqu'a l'Isle Formose", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.
Subject: Indian Ocean
Period: 1775 (dated)
Publication: Le Neptune Oriental
Color: Hand Color
27.8 x 19.8 inches
70.6 x 50.3 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 shows great detail of the coastline from Cape Good Hope in Southern Africa north to the Arabian Peninsula, east to India and south to Australia.
Printed on heavy watermarked paper with a few light spots and stains primarily in the blank margins. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.