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Antique map of Arabia by Pierre Du Val

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Stock number: 18795

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Pierre Du Val (biography)



First Published

Paris, 1661

This Edition



10.1 x 12.3 cms




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Pierre Duval's rare and important map of Arabia. The map is very accurate for the time.

The Red sea is named MER ROUGE ou de LA MECQUE (Red Sea or Sea of Mecca). Bab al-Mandab Strait is named D[etroit] de la Mecque (Strait of Mecca). The Gulf is named MER DEL CATIF (Sea of Catif).

Latitude and longitude marks on all sides.


Early strong and even imprint of the copperplate. Margins all around. Attractive original contemporary colour, applied by the publishing house at the time of publication. Excellent collector's condition.

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.