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The Mapping of North America

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D’APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean Baptiste P. D.

Carte Du Detroit De La Sonde depuis la Pointe de Winerou jusqu'a l'Isle du Nord

Paris, 1745
680 x 480 mm, with two small tears in the right margin, one just touching the neatline, both repaired otherwise in good condition.
A nice detailed chart of the coast of the Straits of Sunda with Sumatra to the upper left and Java, both in Indonesia. The important colonial port of Bantam is depicted on the north coast of Java. The inset lower left features a ‘Plande la Baye de l’Isle de Mew ou Cantaye’, a small island off the western coast of Java, in what today is the Ujung Kulon National Park. Three coastal profiles are inserted in Java. The material collected for ‘Le Neptune Oriental’ was approved by the French Compagnie des Indes. D’Apres de Mannevillette was one of the first Hydrographers of France and an accomplished navigator. Born in Le Havre to a captain in the French West India Company he made a voyage to the Caribbean in 1726. He showed an early interest in navigation and was one of the first Frenchmen to use Hadley’s quadrant and was later in life a friend of Dalrymple. Upon the atlas’ publication it was highly commended by everyone. Updated at various times after initial publication in 1745 it was expanded considerably in 1775. NMM 203 no. 15; Shirley M.Apr 1c.
Stock number: 8378

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