Leen Helmink Antique Maps

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Antique map of Brazil by Pierre Du Val
Cartographer

Pierre Du Val

Published

Paris, 1660

Size

10.0 x 12.5 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18869

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 295




Description

Duval's rare map of Brazil, in attractive original colour. Collector's item.


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.