Auction 97, Lot 436

"Plan du Port de Bombay", Apres de Mannevillette, Jean B. N. D.

Subject: India

Period: 1775 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.3 x 19 inches
33.8 x 48.3 cm

A fine chart by this important French hydrographer. It provides a very detailed view of the harbor complete with soundings, navigational hazards, and anchorages. The most attractive feature of the chart is the beautifully engraved prominent landmarks shown as they would be seen from aboard ship, including mountains, forts, houses, and churches. The chart is centered with a compass rose with loxodromic lines radiating across the bay.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression with damp stains in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/5/2001

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