Large original coloured sea chart of Madagascar. Showing the northeast coastline of Madagascar and four inset maps of the harbours and anchorage of Tamatave, Foulpointe, Teintingue und Veninguebe. Inset maps are titled as follow: Plan de l'Ance de Tamatave, Plan de la Rade de Foulpointe, Plan du Port de Teintingue, Plan de l'Ance de Veninguebe. Also the Island Saint Marie is shown. From the second revised and enlarged edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris.
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 de Madagascar, depuis la Pointe de l'Est jusques et compris le Lac Nossé Bé.
Old coloured sea chart of Madagascar, Indian Ocean, Sea Chart. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.
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