Carte Particuliere de la Cote de Cochinchine Depuis le Cap Saint Jacques jusqu'an Faux Cap Varelle.
1830 (undated) 18 x 24 in (45.72 x 60.96 cm)
1 : 525000
This is an impressive c.1830 example of the French Depot-General de la Marine nautical chart or maritime map of the coast of Vietnam. It covers from Saigon (modern day Ho Chi Minh City) northward as far as Cam Ranh. Offers extraordinary detail both inland and at sea, noting rivers, elevations near the coast. Saigon city is identified. In the harbor there are countless depth soundings and other information important to the mariner. Issued by the Depot de Marine as chart no. 294.
Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine (fl. 1720 - present), often called the Depot de Marine, was a French hydrographic mapping organization founded in 1720. Much like the U.S. Coast Survey, the British Admiralty, and the Spanish Deposito Hydrografico, the Depot was initiated as a storehouse and distribution center of existing nautical and marine charts. Eventually the Depot initiated its on mapping activities in an attempt to improve and expand upon existing material. Some of the more prominent figures in the development of Depot were Jacques Nicholas Bellin and Riobert Bonne.
Very good. Original platemark visible. Minor spotting at places.