"Carte Plate de la Partie Septentrionale du Detroit de Malac, Depuis la Rade d'Achem Jusqu'a Malac", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.
Subject: Malacca Strait
Period: 1775 (circa)
Publication: Neptune Orientale
Color: Black & White
28.1 x 19.1 inches
71.4 x 48.5 cm
This handsome sea chart covers the Malacca Strait in between Sumatra and Malaysia. Rhumb lines, soundings, hazards, and anchorages fill the waters. There is no inland detail, but place names and rivers are located along the coasts.
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.
On a sturdy watermarked sheet with light offsetting and a couple of small spots.