Large Antique Sea Chart of the South-Eastern Coast of Sumatra, Indonesia

Productnr.: BG-13369-1

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Antique map titled 'Carte pour aller du Détroit de la Sonde ou de Batavia, au Détroit de Banca'. This uncommon sea chart shows northern Java and eastern Sumatra along with an inset of the small islands in the Detroit Sound. The handsome chart provides detailed navigational information, including the route of Julien Crozet in April 1772, who led a French expedition to the South Pacific after the voyage's commander, Marion De Fresne, and 26 crew members were killed (and allegedly eaten) by a Maori tribe in the Bay of Islands off the coast of New Zealand. With title upper left corner and small inset map of the small isles nearby the south-eastern coast of Sumatra.

J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette, from his atlas "Neptune orientale". French sailor and hydrographer, D' Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780) used new instruments to correct the latitudes measured by previous explorers. His atlas Le Neptune Oriental, first published in 1745, was considered a major achievement and an indispensable resource for navigators.

Condition: Fair. Professionally restored in several places (mainly on the coast line) and restoration on the folding line. General age-related toning. Shows some wear and soiling. Blank verso. Please study images carefully.

Date: c.1780

Overall size: 53 x 76.7 cm.