Mannevillette, d'Apres

Antique chart of the Strait of Bali with Madura and Java

Nouveau Plan des Détroits, situés à l'Est de Java et de Madura, nommés communément les Détroits de Bali et d'entre Pondi et Respondi.

DESCRIPTION: Antique French nautical chart of the Bali Strait with Java to the left and Bali at right and the Island of Madura at top. This attractive 1775 sea chart contains an inset plan of Banyuwangi Bay ("Baye de Ballambouang") and three inset profile coastal views of the headlands surrounding the Bali Strait.

Key points of interest include Buleleng ("Bollilingh"), Bali; the Madura Strait; Sumenep, Madura; Palau Puteran; Palau Gili Iyang; Palau Sapudi ("Isle Galioen ou Respondi"); Palau Raas ("Isle de Entrepot").

The chart is based on exploration and observations aboard several vessels: France's "Elephant", and several British ships including the 29 gun East Indiaman "Winchelsea" commanded by Thomas Howe. Number 45.

By Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) 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 the merchant headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China.

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: Bali Strait

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean and bright on heavy watermarked chain-laid paper. Good strong impression. A fine example with no issues.


ENGRAVER: Guillaume de la Haye

SIZE: 13 " x 19 "


PRICE: $550


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