Antique Sea Chart of the Coast of Sumatra by Mannevillette (c.1775)



Description: Antique map titled ‘Carte de la Côte Occidentale de l’Isle Sumatra’. Sea chart of the part of the south-western coast of Sumatra with the Nassau (Nias) and Fortune isles.


Artists and Engravers: D’ Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780) 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 Red Sea, the coasts of India, Malaya, the northern parts of Indonesia, Indochina and China.

  • Date: c.1775
  • Overall size: 55 x 78 cm.
  • Image size: 48.5 x 66 cm.
  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Few stains, blank verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Purchase code: BG-00757