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.
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