Very RARE. Striking double hemisphere map of the World,geographical information from Sanson but a totally new plate. The map includes California as an island, curious Terra De Iesso land bridge to Asia, New Zealand still attached to Terres Australes et Inconnues (the unknown southern continent), narrow Straits of Mageellasn (without Le Maire's discoveries) and a host of other cartographic anomalies. Two compass roses and other embellishments.Original colour.Paper discoloured in top right margin not affecting the printed area.Exceptionally good condition.According to Only 1 dealer and 1 auction record in the past 25 years and neither was in such good condition. Shirley 522. SOLD

code : M1825

Cartographer : DU VAL Pierre

Date : 90000./ .1676 Paris

Size : 34*59.5cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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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.