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Antique map of Mexico and Southwest by Pierre Du Val

Stock number: 18739

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Pierre Du Val (biography)


Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne

First Published

Paris, 1663


10.0 x 12.5 cms


Copper engraving




Duval's rare map of New Spain, with the American southwest and 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.