Mannevillette, d'Apres

Carte des Cotes Occidentales de France


Carte des Cotes Occidentales de France et d'une partie des celles d'Espagne , d'Angleterre, et d'Irlande avec les fond quon trove au large de ces Cotes. Dressee pour le Neptune Oriental de M'D'Apres de Mannvillette par le M'D'Abbe Dicquemare son ami.


Two-page black and white antique nautical chart of west France, northern Spain, southern Britain, and Ireland on chain-laid paper. Illegible watermark. Primary focus is coverage of the Gulf of Gascogne and the approaches to the English Channel. Small central compass rose with numerous rhumb lines. North at top of chart. Plate I.

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: Gulf of Gascogne; English Channel

CONDITION: Very good  Very light offsetting. Paper strong , no tears or holes. One very small brown spot in English Channel area. Remnants of binding stub on verso. Lower margin brown. Generous margins except at top where the margin is 3/4 ".


ENGRAVER: Guillaume De-la-Haye

SIZE: 26 " x 19 "




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