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Stock# 55699
Description

12 engraved maps, double-page or folding. 1 leaf, [maps], 2 leaves.

Folio. Contemporary calf, boards with gilt interlacing fillet borders; spine flat, with elegant tooling and red morocco lettering piece. (Light rubbing to boards and foot of spine.)

From the Library of the Baron Reille. Including Charts of Jeddah, Saigon, and Manilla.

A rare collection of charts from the Neptune Oriental, including maps of the Middle East and South East Asia.

The volume comprises the following charts:

  • Carte generale de la Mer Rouge avec un plan du Port de Suez;
  • Arabie, avec plan de Giddah
  • Arabie, route de la Fregate Venus, rade de Moka
  • Carte du Golfe de Suez
  • Carte des cotes de Guzerat, de Cancan et de Canara
  • Carte de la partie Meridionale de la presqueile de L´Inde qui comprend l´Ile de Ceylan avec la Cote de Coromandel et de la Cote de Malabar
  • Plan d'une partie des cours de la Riviere de Saigon
  • Cote de la Cochinchine depuis le Cap Bonhornen
  • Three maps of the Baye de Saigon
  • Plan de la Baye de Manille et ses environs verifie sur la Fregate La Meduse en 1789
  • Carte d´une partie de la Mer de Chine… d´apres les observations du Gen Rosily
Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette Biography

Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette (1707–1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer.

D'Après de Mannevillette was a captain for the Compagnie des Indes, and in this position, he charted the coasts of the East Indies and China. He published the Neptune Oriental for the first time in 1745. It was a major cartographical achievement and a practical resource for navigators sailing to the Indian Ocean and Asia. The 1775 edition encompassed the majority of the known world.

D'Après de Mannevillette's access to up-to-date sources of information – such as explorer´s narratives - and his eagerness to constantly update the cartography of his maps, enabled him to produce some of the most accurate charts of the 18th century.