C1775

Plan du Port de Rio Situe au detroit de Malaca en Isle de Bintam

Rare map of the island of Bintam, Indonesia, by Jean-Baptiste de Mannevillette. From about 1735 Mannevillette had set about collecting detailed charts of the known coasts from Africa to Australia and which with the financial support of the Comapne des Indes … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Plan du Port de Rio Situe au detroit de Malaca en Isle de Bintam

Date:

C1775

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

482mm 
x 337mm

Paper Size: 

542mm 
x 387mm
AUTHENTICITY
Plan du Port de Rio Situe au detroit de Malaca en Isle de Bintam - Antique Map from 1775

Genuine antique
dated:

1775

Description:

Rare map of the island of Bintam, Indonesia, by Jean-Baptiste de Mannevillette.

From about 1735 Mannevillette had set about collecting detailed charts of the known coasts from Africa to Australia and which with the financial support of the Comapne des Indes and the Academie des Sciences, published his ground breaking sea atlas, Le Neptune Oriental in 1745. The first issue comprised twenty two charts, superior to any previously available and consequently quickly became the indispensable atlas for ship owners, captains and pilots engaged in the Southeast Asian sea routes. In 1775 d’Apres issued the second edition of Le Neptune Oriental, expanded to approximately 69 charts which Mannevillette had applied his advances in navigational techniques which he had refined in the intervening 30 years.  There is no standard collation of the the second edition with the number of maps varying in atlases held by major institutional libraries. Mannevillette kept updating the charts and eventually this required a supplement, published posthumously in 1781 and reissued in 1797.

From 
Le Neptune Oriental by Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d’Apres de Mannevillette (1707-1780)

Jean-Baptiste de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780)

Mannevillette was a French mapmaker who 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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