PLAN DE L'ISLE DE BOURBON, SITUEE SUR L'OCEAN ORIENTAL.

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Jean-Baptiste D' Après de Mannevillette

Artist's Biography

Plan de l'Isle de Bourbon, Situee sur l'Ocean Oriental.

Copper plate engraving, c.1775.
Image size 19 x 13" (48 x 33 cm) plus margins.
Fair to good condition. Some soft foxing in the lower right. Lower right corner missing due to vermin. Tattering along outer right margin. Engraved portion of map fine. B/W
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 93456
Price: $235.00
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Engraved by Guillaume-Nicolas Delahaye. A chart of the Isle of Bourbon or the modern-day island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa and east of Madagascar. The map includes ports and cities, rivers, mountains, and some volcanoes – the island’s most famous landmark. Rhumb lines are extended throughout the surrounding ocean. An inset of text describes the history of the island, including the arrival of Portuguese explorers and the European naming of the island. Bourbon was governed by Portugal from the 16th century until it came under French control in 1642. The island was renamed to Reunion in 1848, and today it is a French overseas department.

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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