A nice detailed chart of the west coast of Sumatra with Padang and Indrapour upper right. North is orientated to the left and the chart extends to just beyond Barros. 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. This example is updated with paste-overs for the region of Indrapour and the island of Trompeuse. NMM 203; Shirley M.Apr 1c.