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Pierre Du Val - Isles Antilles

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Dr Leendert Helmink, Ph.D.

Antique map of West Indies by Pierre Du Val

Pierre Du Val

First Published

Paris, 1660

This edition



9.8 x 12.1 cms


Copper engraving

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Duval's uncommon map of the Caribbean, with the tip of Florida. First state. Not in Burden.

Pierre Du Val (c.1619-1683)

Pierre Du Val was one of the most influential French mapmakers of the third quarter of the seventeenth century. He was the son-in-law and apprentice of Nicolas Sanson, the foremost French mapmaker of the period. From 1650, he was the official royal Geographer to the King of France Louis XIV, who had encouraged him to move to Paris. He published a wide range of atlases, individual maps of the world and the continents, as well as wall maps. His work was of great significance.