Mannevillette, d'Apres

Rare French charts of Vietnam Coast including Da Nang

Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de Cochinchine [with] Plan de l'Isle Condor (Vietnam)

DESCRIPTION: Two original antique engraved charts on a single sheet: the Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay including the Vietnam coast between the towns of Hue and Da Nang: "Plan de l'Isle Condor"; "Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de Cochinchine".

Includes three fine inset coastal elevation views:
  • Vue de l'Isle Champello ou Cham Collao.
  • Vue de l'entrée de la Baye de Touranne (Da Nang was known as Tourane during the French colonial period)
  • Vue de l'Isle Condor lorsque la Havre...
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. The Compagnie des Indes (French East India Company) appointed D'Apres de Mannevillette as director of maps and plans at Lorient in 1752.

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




CONDITION: Very Good.  On solid watermarked paper.

COLORING: Hand colored.


SIZE: 13 " x 18 "


PRICE: $475


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