Large original coloured sea chart of West Africa by Mannevillette. Showing the coast between Gambia (Banjul), Senegal (Dakar) up to Mauritania. From the second revised and enlarged edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris.
Some overall spotting, one printers crease in lower margin close to centrefold. Overall 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 d'Afrique depuis le Cap Blanc jusqu'à la Rivière de Gambie.
Old coloured sea chart of Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Africa, Sea Chart. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.
West Africa - Mannevillette, Jean Baptiste - Carte de la Côte d'Afrique depuis le Cap...