"Carte Plate de la Cote Occidentale de l'Isle Sumatra, Depuis la Riviere de Touroumane Jusqu'a la Pointe d'Indrapour; Destinee pour les Vaisseaux qui Negocient sur Cette Cote", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.
Period: 1775 (circa)
Publication: Neptune Orientale
Color: Hand Color
26.2 x 19 inches
66.5 x 48.3 cm
This sea chart depicts the central portion of the western coastline of Sumatra, from approximately Singkil in the north and extending south of Padang. The islands of Musala and Nias are noted offshore, although other islands a similar distance from the coast are missing, including Kepulauan Batu and Siberut. A safe sailing route along the coast is shown along with soundings, rocks, shoals and safe anchorages. The chart is oriented with north to the left. Engraved by Guillaume-Nicolas Delahaye.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) M.APR-1c.
A fine impression on heavy, watermarked paper with very minor soiling. There are a few shadows caused by our scanner that appear in the image, but are not on the map itself.