Mannevillette, d'Apres

Nautical chart of the Nicobar Islands Indian Ocean

Carte des Isles Nicobar

DESCRIPTION: Original engraved sea chart of the Nicobar Island Archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Islands in the Nicobar Archipelago include Car Nicobar, Battimalym, Chowra, Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Katchal, Nancowry, and more. In 2013 UNESCO declared 85% of Great Nicobar Island, the largest, as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve.

Manvillette's chart Includes an inset plan of the channel between the islands of Camorta, Nancowry, and Trincut which would have provided a harbor from storms but where navigation without the chart would have been dangerous: "Plan Particulier du Port Compris entre les Isles Nancaueri, Souri, et Tricutte."

This fine hand-colored nautical chart is 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.

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: Bay of Bengal

CONDITION: Very good.  Fresh without issues.

COLORING: Modern, professional hand-color.


SIZE: 12 " x 18 "


PRICE: $300


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