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Antique map of America by Pierre Du Val

Antique map of America by Pierre Du Val
Cartographer

Pierre Du Val

Title

Novveau Mexique

Published

Paris, 1660

Size

10.0 x 12.5 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18816

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 850

Description

Duval's very rare map of New Mexico, with Californiua as an island and the American southwest. The map shows many mythical places, including the legendary Strait of Anian and the Cities of Cibola, as well as Francis Drakes's landing place and New Albion. "Canada or New France" in the upper right. State 2 of 4. Burden 353.

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.