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Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denise D'Apres de Mannevillette
Map of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman
Paris, 1775. The map features an early reference to Qatar. Biedermann says "It is interesting to note that, despite the fact that the shape of the Gulf is rooted in the Dutch tradition that we have come to name after Cornelis Roobacker, there are many new place names that were not there in the earlier decades. Like some other items from this period, this map is thus a precious document of the shifting commercial geography of Persia and the Persian Gulf" (Historical Atlas of the Persian Gulf, p. 290).This detailed folio engraving is from the rare French Sea Atlas by Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denise D'Apres de Mannevillette's Le Neptune Oriental. The work was published in Paris and Brest by Demonville and Malassis in 1775. The engravings feature maps, charts, and coastal views primarily revised by Mannevillette & the hydrographer, Alexander Dalrymple. The engravings were completed by Guillaume De la Haye.br>The Atlas focused on coasts of the East Indies, Indochina and Formosa, Africa, Australia, the Red Sea, and India. This is the second edition which also includes maps of the Arabian Peninsular, western coas of present-day Saudi Arabia, and Jeddah. Much of the details in the maps are in the sea charting with rhumb lines, soundings, hazards, shoals, and anchorages shown.Mannevillette spent 30 years, often in conjunction with Alexander Dalrymple, working on the second edition of this maritime atlas. It was substantially enlarged (and corrected) from the first edition of 1745 and was heavily used throughout the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries.Jean-Baptiste-Nicol … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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