Sea Chart of Ceylon, Malabar and Coromandel Coasts

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Details

Size: 20 x 27 inches
Material: Paper (Copper Engraved)

Description

This is an extremely attractive large maritime map or nautical chart of southern India and Ceylon by Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1697-1782), who was perhaps the most important and prolific cartographer of the 18th century.
The chart covers the southern tip of India including the Malabar and Coromandel coasts as well as the Island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and the Maldives. It extends northwards as far as Cabo on the west coast and Madras on the east coast and westwards as far as the Maldives and Laccadive Islands. The inland detail is minimal, but marine detail is excellent with well-defined coastlines, many rhumb lines, numerous harbors and ports noted, and countless depth soundings. The chart includes two shore profiles focusing on Cape Comorin. Mannevillette's chart marks a considerable advancement over previous nautical maps of this region. It is engraved by De La Haye for Jean Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette's, published 1775 in Le Neptune Oriental.

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