Auction 148, Lot 704

"Carte de la Baye et du Port de Trinquemalay dans l'Isle de Ceylan", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1775 (published)

Publication: Neptune Orientale

Color: Black & White

26 x 19.3 inches
66 x 49 cm

This detailed nautical chart depicts the Bay of Trincomalee, a strategic seaport in the international trading history of Sri Lanka located on the northwest coast. The chart is fully engraved with great detail of the coastline and countless soundings, and features a legend identifying 23 locations, a compass rose and two views of the coastline. Columns of French text at left give detailed sailing instructions. Engraved by Guillaume Delahaye.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with light offsetting, minor toning along the centerfold, and two tiny worm holes. There is a damp stain at bottom of sheet at centerfold, just entering neatline.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/19/2014