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[A rare set of 17th century uncut gores for a terrestrial globe]

image of Le Globe Terrestre Par P. Du Val Geographe du Roy. show larger image

image of Le Globe Terrestre Par P. Du Val Geographe du Roy. show larger image


DU VAL, Pierre.
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 ($14,824 • €13,122 rates)

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