Two original coloured sea charts of the coast of Africa on one sheet. Showing several Islands at the coast of Kenya and Mozambique. From the second revised and enlarged edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris.
Some foxing, fine 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: Plan de l'Isle de Patte et de son Port / Plan des Isles Querimbo, Oybo et Matemo.
Old coloured sea chart of Mozambique, Kenya. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.
Africa - Mannevillette, Jean Baptiste - Plan de l'Isle de Patte et de son Port /...