Detail View: Old Maps Collection: Carte reduite de l'Ocean-Oriental ou Mers des Indes : contenant les costes d Afrique dépuis le cap de Bonne-Espérance, jusqu'a la Mer Rouge, et celles d'Asie dépuis la Mer Rouge, jusqu'a Canton en Chine : Avec les Isles de Madagascar, Bourbon, et de France, les Maldives, I. Ceylan, Sumatra, Java, &.a Pour servir aux vaisseaux du Roy

Barcode: 
4687820501176
Title: 
Carte reduite de l'Ocean-Oriental ou Mers des Indes : contenant les costes d Afrique dépuis le cap de Bonne-Espérance, jusqu'a la Mer Rouge, et celles d'Asie dépuis la Mer Rouge, jusqu'a Canton en Chine : Avec les Isles de Madagascar, Bourbon, et de France, les Maldives, I. Ceylan, Sumatra, Java, &.a Pour servir aux vaisseaux du Roy
Other Title: 
Mers des Indes
Contributor: 
Le Moyne, François-Pierre, 1713-1795, cartographer
Contributor: 
Maurepas, Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, comte de, 1701-1781, patron
Category: 
Sea Charts
Type: 
Manuscripts
Language: 
French
Create Year: 
1739
Format: 
JPEG2000, 10070 × 7751, 17MB
Scale: 
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm): 
63 x 81 cm, on sheet 66 x 86 cm
Note: 
This important detailed sea chart, made by order of Comte de Maurepas -minister of the French Navy to King Louis XV- depicts the Indian Ocean, surrounding countries and the west coast of Australia -here still named 'Novelle Hollande'. Depicts different navigation itineraries. It is noted on the coast of Australia the first French contact with the Australian coast at Eendracht Land in 1687 by Duquesne-Guitton. It is also recorded the English naming of Shark Bay by Dampier in 1699 and the Dutch visit to Swan River by Vlamingh in 1697. During the 18th century the French navy, under the command of Comte de Maurepas, regained its lost prestige and France was once again recognized as a maritime power. The Indian Ocean increasingly became an area where the French endeavored to expand their influence and so sea charts were required to provide up-to-date information.
Note: 
Original map is manuscript, 67 x 87 cm.
Note: 
Name of the cartographer on the right bottom corner: 'Le moine fecit.'
Note: 
The map has both latitude and longitude
Note: 
Map with graticule.
Note: 
Map outlined in simple fillet.
Subject: 
China -- Maps
Subject: 
Africa -- Maps
Subject: 
Asia -- Maps
Subject: 
Indian Ocean -- Maps
Geographic Area: 
China
Geographic Area: 
Africa
Geographic Area: 
Asia
Geographic Area: 
Indian Ocean
Provenance: 
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Provenance: 
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb435470128
Provenance Call No.: 
GE SH 18 PF 213 DIV 3 P 22
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