Carte Reduite de L'Ocean Oriental, depuis Le Cap de Bonne Esperance Jusqu'a L'Isle Formose, Dediee au Roi

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S/N: ASI-1809-MANN–186560

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Carte Reduite de L’Ocean Oriental, depuis Le Cap de Bonne Esperance Jusqu’a L’Isle Formose, Dediee au Roi




Scattered light spotting mainly to the lower margin, obe of two creases otherwise in good condition.


Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

x 490mm


Large scale and detailed map of the Indian Ocean showing extensive information along the coasts. Australia has all the Dutch discoveries on the west coast and also those made on the Baudin voyage. The map has extensive rhumb lines. Originally issued in 1775 this map corrected to 1809 and incorporating the charting by Freycinet. A pasted label in the lower margin of the A Bordeaux, au Depot Cartes Mrines, ches Filliartre et Meveu,..

Jean-Batiste de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780)

Jean-Batiste de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) Mannevillette had studied under the royal cartographer Guillaume de L’Isle and was one of the first to use the method of measuring distances from the sun and moon to determine latitude. He took part in numerous voyages to the East and was made director of the Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Navigation des Indes. All French ships navigating the Indian Ocean used these charts and as a consequence of this on board use, many are found in poor and damaged condition. References: Moreland p.134

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