Rare. Du Vals updated map of Sansons map of 1650,which was a a landmark map of Africa.(It is the first French map to depict significantly new information on Africa as opposed to earlier French maps, which generally copied Dutch maps. Further, the publication of this map, along with Sanson's maps of the other continents and regions, signaled the beginning of a growing French competition with the Dutch mapmakers of the seventeenth century)Dated same date as title page of Atlas.It is a rare state in so far as I can find no other.Original colour.Very good condition.

code : M1827

Cartographer : DU VAL Pierre

Date : 1676 Paris

Size : 41*54cms

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Pierre Du Val (1619-1683) was one of the most influential and prolific mapmakers and publishers working in Paris in the third quarter of the seventeenth century. He was the nephew of Nicolas Sanson, the leading French mapmaker of the period, and Geographer to the King of France from 1650. He was also responsible for providing maps for other Parisian editors of the period; Jollain, de Fer and Berey amongst others.