APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE, Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis d' (1707-1780). Le Neptune Oriental. – Supplement. -- Instructions sur la navigation des Indes Orientales et de la Chine, pour servir au Neptune oriental. Paris: Demonville, and Brest: Malassis, 1775-81 and Paris: Dezauche, 1775.
2 volumes (atlas and supplement) 2° (538 x 398 mm) and (text) 4° (250 x 205 mm). (Engraved frontispiece of Neptune by J.B. Tilliard after F. Boucher, title with woodcut device, engraved dedication with headpiece by J. Mathieu, 72 engraved coastal charts and profiles (33 double-page). (Without charts 10 and 46 [as issued?], the maps number 1-9, 11-45, 47-59, two additional maps are present for number 8, 29, 32, and one additional map for plates 12; 15; 17; 18; 22; 23; 25; 43; 49; 51. Plate 28 with additional small map and one correction pasted over.) (A few leaves with soft creasing, some occasional light browning.) Contemporary calf gilt, the covers stamped with the French Royal arms, upper cover with gilt stamped: “Conseil de la Marine” (rebacked, old spine laid down, corners repaired) and text bound in contemporary full tree calf, spine gilt. Provenance: Trabaud, Hydrographe sur le Port a Marseille (label on title of text volume).
Second edition, enlarged with 41 additional charts. “The author spent nearly thirty years, often with the assistance of his friend Alexander Dalrymple, the English hydrographer, in the preparation of” this revised and enlarged edition. Howgego A107; Phillips Atlases 3166. See lot 69.