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  GLOBES 

DU VAL, Pierre. [A rare set of 17th century uncut gores for a terrestrial globe]
Le Globe Terrestre Par P. Du Val Geographe du Roy. Paris, 1666. Gores on one sheet, 380 x 245mm; with another sheet with two plates, a Full Meridian and a Horizon Band, each 190 x 190mm. Very fine condition.
A fine set of three engraved plates on two sheets, all the printing needed for a 280mm (5½") diameter globe. There are the twelve gores; the horizon ring marked with longitude, months and zodiac; and a full meridian, marked with latitude. On the globe California is marked as an island, 'Jesso' fills the North Pacific and New Zealand is part of the Great Southern Continent. SHIRLEY: 443.
[Ref: 18917]    £11,500.00 ($14,916 • €13,352 rates)


  WORLD 
 World Maps 

DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century double hemisphere map of the world]
Planisphere, ou Carte Generale du Monde. Paris, 1668. Original colour. 335 x 590mm. Slightly trimmed into lateral borders, restored with new margins.
A fine French double-hemisphere world map, engraved by Louis Cordier and first published in Du Val's 'Cartes de Géographie' in 1666. The upper corners and cusp are filled with a compass rose, wind rose and a diagram of the solar system; the lower corners have a globe and armillary sphere, with an armorial in the lower cusp. On the map California is an island, the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and there is a hint at a North-West Passage; New Zealand is part of the Great Southern Continent; western Australia is an odd shape; and 'Jesso' fills the North Pacific. SHIRLEY: 441. Second State
[Ref: 19004]    £1,850.00 ($2,399 • €2,148 rates)


  AMERICA 

DU VAL, Pierre. [An uncommon map of the Americas]
L'Amerique autrement Le Novveau Monde et Indes Occidentales. Paris, c.1672. Original outline colour. 370 x 390mm.
A scarce map of the AMericas, originally published in 1655. California is shown as an island, separated from 'Jesso' by the Straits of Anian. In the south Atlantic is a part of the great 'Terre Australis', and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. The key is enclosed in a simple border, added for this state. BURDEN: 311, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 18882]    £1,700.00 ($2,205 • €1,974 rates)


 North America 

DU VAL, Pierre. [Eastern Seaboard & Great Lakes]
Canada. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 105 x 120mm.
The Eastern Seaboard, from Hudson's Bay down to Chespeake Bay, with the western Great Lakes open-ended. Orignally published 1660, this is the third state: New York is marked 'N.Amsterdam al=Manhate' and Chesapeake is named. BURDEN: 351, state 3 of 4.
[Ref: 10800]    £350.00 ($454 • €406 rates)


 Western USA 

DU VAL, Pierre. [The First State of Sanson's map of south western North America]
Le Nouveau Mexique et de la Floride: Tirées de diverses Cartes, et Relations. Paris, 1656, First Edition. Original outline colour. 315 x 545mm.
A fine example of the scarce first state of Sanson's map of the Spanish possessions in North America, with New Mexico and Florida (including Louisiana). 'French Florida' (basically Georgia) and an almost featureless Virginia appear on the right, with Canada at the top, with lakes Ontario and Erie. The title is within a fine cartouche engraved to look like a tapestry with tassels. It was this map that introduced the 'Second Sanson Model' for California as an island, with two large inlets on the north coast. It is one of the largest depictions of the island on an atlas map. BURDEN: 319, State 1 of 4.
[Ref: 18880]    £6,000.00 ($7,782 • €6,966 rates)


 West Indies 

DU VAL, Pierre. [A scarce French map of the Lesser Antilles]
Isles d'Amerique dites Caribes ou Cannibales et de Barloventu. Paris, 1664. Original outline colour. 340 x 260mm.
Du Val's folio map of the lesser Antilles and Virgin Islands, published in the atlas 'Cartes de géographie les plus nouvelles et les plus fideles'. A key marks which colonial power controlled the islands.
[Ref: 19070]    £750.00 ($973 • €871 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [The Caribbean]
Isles Antilles. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 130mm.
The West Indies and Caribbean, from Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10855]    £200.00 ($259 • €232 rates)


 South America 

DU VAL, Pierre. [A map of early French attempts to colonise Guiana]
Coste de Guayane autrement France Equinoctiale en la Terre-Ferme d'Amerique. Paris, c.1671. Original outline colour. 265 x 340mm.
Du Val's scarce map of Guiana, showing from the mouth of the Orinoco south to that of the Amazon, with an inset of Cayenne. Off the coast is 'Isles aux Diables', later the famous 'Devil's Island' prison island. Du Val first published this map in 1654, during their second attempt to found a colony there, which was abandoned by attacks from the local tribes. A third colony attempt of 1664 was more successful, although it was briefly captured by the English in 1667, before being returned by the Treaty of Breda later in the year. This undated state seems to have been published shortly afterwards. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19093]    £220.00 ($285 • €255 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Tucuman Province, Argentina]
Tucuman. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
The province of Tucumán in Argentina, marking its rivers, tribal lands, mission posts and settlements. Rio de La Plata is marked as is Buenos Aires and S. Miguel de Tucuman, the provincial capital. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10820]    £80.00 ($104 • €93 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Peru]
Perou. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Peru, marking its topography, tribal lands, rivers and settlements. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10824]    £80.00 ($104 • €93 rates)


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