Saudi Arabia

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Early chart of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
$450.00Mannevillette--d-ApresEarly-chart-of-Jeddah--Saudi-ArabiaEarly French nautical chart of the anchorage of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea. Shows the passage into the port of "Gedda" with a defensive wall. Curved elevation view of the coastline near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. <br></br> From J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China. <br></br> Antique copper-engraving, published in Paris, ca. 1775. No folds.