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Apres de Mannevillette, Jean Baptiste
Supplement au Neptune Oriental [Arabia] Egypt Moka
A fine collection in a contemporary binding of the Neptune Oriental´s maps of Arabia and South East Asia. N.d. [ca. 1790]. Paris. Depot de la Marine. In folio (516 mm x 375 mm). 1[blank] + 12 double page or folding maps + 2 [blank]. Contemporary calf, boards gilt with interlacing fillets, spine flat, with elegant tooling and morocco lettering piece, some rubbing to boards and foot of spine. Excellent example: the maps with strong impressions, very clean and fresh.A rare collection of charts from, from the Neptune Oriental, including maps of the Middle East and South East Asia; all the maps in excellent condition, from the library of Baron Reille. 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.Mannevillete (1707 – 1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer, famous for his use of instruments to correct the latitudes given by explorers; in 1745 the first Neptune Oriental was published, a major cartographical achievement and a pract … [Click Below for Full Description]
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