Mannevillette, d'Apres

Antique Chart of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Gulf of Oman

CARTE REDUITE DE L'OCEAN ORIENTAL SEPTENTRIONAL, qui contient une partie des Côtes D'AFRIQUE, DE L'ARABIE, DE LA PERSE, ET CELLES DE L'INDOSTAN avec les Isles de Ceylan, Maldives et Laquedives.

DESCRIPTION: Large striking antique sea chart centered on the Arabian Sea. This copperplate navigational chart was printed in Paris ca. 1775 based on the explorations of d'Apres de Mannvillette. Includes the Laccadive Archipelago, Sri Lanka ( Ceylan ), the Maldive Archipelago, the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Oman. Key cities noted include Aden, Oman, Muscat, Mumbai ( Bombay ), Surate, Goa, Pondicherry, and Colombo. Simple outline hand-coloring and the absence of interior details lends this fine example a striking graphical appearance.

Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette
(1707 - 1780 )

Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette was born in Le Havre, a significant port city in Normandy, which undoubtedly influenced his maritime career. Le Havre's status as a major port for trade and exploration during the 18th century would have provided a young Mannevillette with ample exposure to the sea and navigation, likely sparking his interest in hydrography.

Stamped "41." in red . Page number 32.

D'Après de Mannevillette was a French sailor, hydrographer, and cartographer. He is best known for his extensive work on maritime charting, particularly in the Indian Ocean and the seas around Asia. His most famous work is the "Le Neptune Oriental," a comprehensive atlas of the Eastern seas, which was first published in 1745 and later expanded in subsequent editions.

He likely traced his roots to the commune of Mannevillette, a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northern France. Characterized by its picturesque landscapes and traditional Norman architecture, this small but historically rich area embodies the rural charm and cultural heritage of Normandy.

CREATOR: Mannevillette, d'Apres



BODY OF WATER: Arabian Sea


COLORING: Outline hand coloring.


SIZE: 27 " x 19 "


PRICE: $925


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