CARTE PLATE QUI COMPREND LA PARTIE SEPTENTRIONALE DE LA COTE DE COROMANDEL ET LES COTES DE GOLCONDE, D'ORICHA, ET DE BENGALE.

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Jean-Baptiste D' Après de Mannevillette

Artist's Biography

Carte Plate qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale de la Cote de Coromandel et les Cotes de Golconde, d'Oricha, et de Bengale.

Copper plate engraving, c.1775
Image size 19 x 26 1/4" (48 x 66.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for two small opposing worm holes in the center and some faint offsetting. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93453
Price: $175.00
Publisher :
A chart of the southeastern edge of India as it borders the Bay of Bengal, from Pondicherry to Kolkata. North should be oriented to the right; Bengal, appearing here in the bottom right corner of the map, is the northernmost point. The chart includes extensive rhumb lines and other useful information for navigators along the coast, such as soundings and the locations of port cities. The region around Bengal has especially fine detail.

Jean Baptiste d’Apres de Mannevillette was a prominent French hydrographer and cartographer, and a superior officer in the French East India Company. He was known for charting the coasts of India and China during the 18th century. Mannevillette’s work was internationally renowned, and his charts and atlases were important resources for ships navigating the region. His atlas “Le Neptune Oriental” was an authoritative and widely used source in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and drew on Mannevillette’s own experience as a navigator and naval officer in the seas of Asia.
Maps

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