CARTE DE LA COTE ORIENTALE DU GOLFE DE BENGALE.

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Jean-Baptiste D' Après de Mannevillette

Artist's Biography

Carte de la Cote Orientale du Golfe de Bengale.

Copper plate engraving, c.1775.
Image size 18 3/4 x 12 7/8" (47.5 x 32.5 cm) plus margins.
Good condition save for some minor fox marks in the upper left. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93454
Price: $165.00
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Engraved by Guillaume-Nicolas Delahaye. A sea and coastal chart of part of the northeastern tip of the Bay of Bengal as it borders modern-day Bangladesh. The map is notable for its extensive rhumb lines and water soundings. It depicts an area starting from the modern-day Dhankhali River and Patuakhali District, and moving east through the remainder of the coast of Bangladesh. Includes the area of Chittagong, and islands such as Hatiya, Sandwip, and Kutubdia. Some islands are inaccurately drawn or mislocated, showing that European exploration of this region was still in progress at the time.

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. This map is from the 1775 expanded edition of his atlas “Le Neptune Oriental”, which 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.
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