Rare map of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, showing the seasonal currents with in the India Ocean.
The map is exceptionally detailed and shows the currents in the Ocean on a monthly basis in various regions.
The map is rare on the market, especially in such fine condition.
Jean Lattré (fl. 1743-1793) was a Parisian bookseller and engraver who published many maps, plans, globes, and atlases. He worked closely with other important French cartographers, including Janvier, Bonne, and Delamarche, as well as other European mapmakers, such as William Faden, Santini, and Zannoni. Lattré is also interesting due to his propensity to bring suits against those who copied his work; plagiarism was common practice in eighteenth-century cartography and mapmakers struggled to maintain proprietary maps and information.