Large original coloured sea chart of the Indian Ocean by Mannevillette. Showing the Northwest of Madagascar and the coastline of East Africa from Mozambique, Tanzania up to Kenya. Also the Comoros, Mayotte, Moheli, Anjouan and Zanzibar are shown. From the second revised and enlarged edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris.
Some browning in margin. Very good condition.
During many subsequent voyages he [Jean Baptiste Nicolas Denis d'Après de Mannevillette] assembled a collection of material for a projected hydrographic atlas which, with the support of Académie des Sciences, was published in Paris in 1745 under the title Le Neptune Oriental. In spite of the popularity of the first issue, it failed to satisfy the author and he spent nearly thirty years, often with the assistance of his friend, Alexander Dalrymple, the English hydrographer, in the preparation of the revised and enlarged edition which eventually was issued in 1775. (Antique Maps, Moreland & Bannister)
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Jean Baptiste Mannevillette: Carte de la Côte orientale d'Afrique, depuis l'Isle de Patte jusque à Mocambique avec les Isles adjacentes.
Old coloured sea chart of Mozambique, Madagascar, East Africa, Sea Chart. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.
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