Chine- #2229

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DATE: c1682.

MAP MAKER: Pierre Duval.

SIZE: 4" X 5".

PRICE: $175.00


Pierre Duval; 1619-1683.

Son in law of Nicolas Sanson (aka: Sanson d'Abbeville), Duval published an amazingly large number of works between 1651 and his death.
Except for a few individual maps in a large folio format, most of his productions were diminutive pocket size atlases.
His contribution to cartography was more to dissiminate geographical knowledge, than to advance the science of accurate map making. In a sense, he preceded Alain Manesson Mallet on the french geography digest market.
Of note: the 1651 " Table geographique de tous les pays du monde", the 1672 "Cartes de geographie les plus nouvelles", and the 1682 "Geographie universelle), re-issued in 1691 and 1694.



This miniature map (4' X 5") was originally designed for the 1660 "Maps of the world and continents". In its first state till 1666 it showed Korea as an Island.
The present item is a second state, it is believed to have been printed for the 1682 issue of "Le monde ou la geographie universelle".
It shows the whole Chinese country in a charmingly antiquated way, due to its strong inspiration from the 1652 Sanson's map of China. Interestingly it names Taiwan as Pekan, which is quite rare. The course of the Yellow river is very fantasist, so is the gulf of Nanjin, the lakes on the Yangtze river and the western mountain range.
Notice the Zelande seemingly standing for the Pescadores, and the city of Tayouan.on Taiwan.
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