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1681 Pierre Du Val / Johann Hoffmann
$ 750.00

Rare JC Beer edition of Pierre Duval's map of Virginia from Duval's Le Monde Terrestre, first published in 1659, although no copy located pre-dates 1660. Includes an early depiction of the Chesapeake region, the mythical Lake May above Florida, Jamestown, Cape Henry, Secot, Pomeiok, an early reference to Manhattan and New Amsterdam and an inset of Bermuda. While Du Val's map appears on the market with some regularity, the JC Beer edition is quite rare, with only one example appearing in a dealer catalogue since 1982 (Potter 1994). Narrow side margins, as usual. Burden 341.