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D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE. - Chart of the Northern Part of the Bay of Bengal.. Plan de la Rivière de Surate.
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Chart of the Northern Part of the Bay of Bengal.. Plan de la Rivière de Surate. - D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE.
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Title : Chart of the Northern Part of the Bay of Bengal.. Plan de la Rivière de Surate..
Map maker : D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE..
Date : Paris, ca 1775.
Size : 18.1 x 23.2 inches. / 46.0 x 59.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :French chart of the northern part of the bay of Bengal. Laid down from the surveys made by Bartholomen Plaisted and John Ritchie. Milestone chart prepared by Alexander Dalrymple (1737-1808], who was the first hydrographer of the British Admiralty
Latitude and longitude scales, soundings near coast and in bay areas.
Included in D' Après de Mannevillette's (1707-1780) atlas Le Neptune Oriental.
D' Après de Mannevillette was a famous French sailor and hydrograph. During a voyage to China in 1728 he succeeded in correcting the latitudes of many places using new instruments. Back in France he devised a plan to correct and publish all the existing maps of the route to China: the Res Sea, the coasts of India, Malaya, the northern parts of Indonesia, Indochina and China.
When the first edition of his Atlas Le Neptune Oriental (containing only 22 charts) was published in 1745, it was regarded as a major achievement and a library indispensable to navigators. In 1672, d'Après was appointed director of an office established by the Compagnie des Indes for the publication of charts.
Condition : Good impression, printed on heavy paper. Worm holes in upper margin filled in.
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