Two original coloured plans of Madagascar on one sheet. Showing St. Augustin and the port of the island Ste. Marie at the east coast of Madagascar. 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: Plan de la Baye de St. Augustin en l'Isle de Madagascar / Plan du Port de l'Isle Ste. Marie.
Old coloured sea chart of St. Augustin, Madagascar. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.
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