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Mannevillette’s Chart of the Bay of Bengal

SKU: 9194
£400.00

Title:
Mannevillette’s Chart of the Bay of Bengal

Date of publication:
1775

Printed Measurement:
50.5 x 69 cm

Colour:
black and white

Mapmaker(s):

  • Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d’Après de Mannevillette
  • Carte Reduite du Golfe de Bangale

    Copper engraved chart of the Bay of Bengal, 50.5 x 69 cm, blank and white, slight creasing on either side of centrefold, light waterstain in lower margin, blank verso.

    D’Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780) was a practical seaman as well as a mapmaker; his sea atlas was published in Paris in 1745 with the backing of the Academie des Sciences under the title ‘Le Neptune Oriental’. He continued to revise and augment his charts over the next thirty years, and issued an expanded version of the Atlas and a supplement 1775-81.