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Antique map-SEA CHART-CEYLON-TRINCOMALEE-BAY-COAST-Delahaye-Mannevillette-1775
1775. Engraving on hand laid paper. on paper. Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 77.9 x 55.3 cm. The image size is ca. 65.9 x 48.9 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 30.7 x 21.8 inch. The image size is ca. 25.9 x 19.3 inch.Antique map, titled: 'Carte de la Baye et du Port de Trinquemalay dans l'Isle de Ceylan […].' - This is an authentic antique map of the Bay and Port of Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Numerous depth soundings are shown, as well as shallows and rocks. With remarks and instructions in French. The map was published by Jean-Baptiste d'Apres de Mannevillette in 'Neptune Oriental.', in 1775Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Guillaume Delahaye' after 'George Neichelson'. Guillaume de la Haye (active around 1750-1785) was a French engraver. Jean Baptiste d'Apres de Mannevillette was a prominent French hydrographer and cartographer, and a superior officer in the French East India Company. He was known for charting the coasts of India and China during the 18th century. Mannevillette’s work was internationally renowned, and his charts and atlases were important resources for ships navigating the region. His atlas “Le Neptune Oriental” was an authoritative and widely used source in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and drew on Mannevillette’s own experience as a navigator and naval officer in the seas of Asia.Condition: Very good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Some small stains in the lower right and left corners of the image area. Quite some offsetting where the map was folded on itself. A sharp crease from the lower left margin to th left … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Pictura Prints, Art & Books [Overasselt, Netherlands]
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