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Stock# 6846
Description

Important early mapping of the Bay of Rio De Janeiro by Apres De Mannevillette, which appeared in the 1775 edition of his Neptune Orientale, one of the most significant Hydrographical works of the 18th Century. Provides excellent details throughout the map, including soundings, anchorages, islands, bays, and other topographical and hydrographical details. Rhumblines and a compass rose. A scarce example of this map, which has not appeared in a dealer catalogue since 1987.

Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette Biography

Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette (1707–1780) was a French sailor and hydrographer.

D'Après de Mannevillette was a captain for the Compagnie des Indes, and in this position, he charted the coasts of the East Indies and China. He published the Neptune Oriental for the first time in 1745. It was a major cartographical achievement and a practical resource for navigators sailing to the Indian Ocean and Asia. The 1775 edition encompassed the majority of the known world.

D'Après de Mannevillette's access to up-to-date sources of information – such as explorer´s narratives - and his eagerness to constantly update the cartography of his maps, enabled him to produce some of the most accurate charts of the 18th century.