Mannevillette, d'Apres

Chart of the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java


Carte qui Comprend le Detroit de la Sonde, avec une partie de la Coste Septentrionale de l'Isle de Java vusqu'a Batavia


Fine original 18th century French nautical chart of the Sunda Strait ("Detroit de la Sonde") with Jakarta, Indonesia (Batavia) at extreme right. Very rare, no record of any sale of this chart is found in the AMPR, nor is any holding found online.

The Sunda Strait is a narrow waterway connecting the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. Includes the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java. With four attractive inset elevation views of Sunda Strait and coast as seen from offshore. Numerous depth soundings and place names are provided. Engraved by Dheulland.

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.

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: Indian Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  On heavy paper. Clean with light age toning at edges. Strong platemark.


ENGRAVER: Dheulland

SIZE: 23 " x 18 "




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