Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775

Antique chart of Jeddah Gedda Saudi Arabia

Plan de la Rade de Gedda, situee a la Cote d'Arabie sur la Mer Rouge.

DESCRIPTION: Rare. Early 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.

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.

Antique copper-engraving, published in Paris, ca. 1775. No folds. (Jiddah)

CREATOR: Mannevillette, d'Apres

PUBLICATION DATE: 1775

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Saudi Arabia

BODY OF WATER: Red Sea

CONDITION: Very good.  On heavy chain-laid paper. A fine example.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: Dheulland

SIZE: 13 " x 18 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $900

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