Mannevillette, d'Apres

Chart of the east coast of Madagascar

Carte de la côte orientale de Madagascar depuis la Pointe de l'Est jusques et compris le Lac Nossé Bé

DESCRIPTION: Original French nautical chart of a portion of the east coast of the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. From the second edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris.

The most prominent feature of the chart is Antongil Bay, a large bay located on the northeast coast of Madagascar. The bay is known for its beautiful beaches, rich biodiversity, and important fishing industry. The surrounding area is also home to several protected areas, including the Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve.

Antongil Bay has a rich history dating back to the early days of Madagascar's settlement by humans. The bay was a major center of trade and commerce for the island's indigenous populations, who used it to transport goods and communicate with other communities along the coast.

During the colonial period, Antongil Bay became an important center of trade for the French, who established several ports along its shores. The bay was used to transport goods such as vanilla, cloves, and other spices, which were grown on plantations throughout the region

The chart includes large-scale inset plans for the following bays and anchorages:
  • Plan de l'Ance de Tamatave
  • Plan de l'Anse de Veninguebe
  • Plan du Port de Teintingue
  • Plan de la Rade de Fullpointe

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: Antongil Bay

CONDITION: Good.  Margin at right is a bit short.


ENGRAVER: Guillaume de la Haye

SIZE: 27 " x 17 "


PRICE: $475


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