Rare Du Val map of Canada, the Great Lakes and Northeast, based upon Sanson's earlier maps of the region.
The present example is the second edition, with Indian Tribal names added in the West (unlike the first state), but pre-dating the addition of Mer Du Canada above Mer Du Nord and the addition of Manhate, B. Chesapeak, Boston, I. de Sable, Passage du Nord north of Newfoundland, and 3 Rivieres.
Excellent example of the open ended Great Lakes to the West. Clearly shows a Northwest Passage through Hudson's Bay. Extends south to Virginia and names Florida.
Pierre Duval (1618-1683) was a French geographer, cartographer, and publisher who worked in Abbeville and Paris during the 17th century. He was born in Abbeville, in northeast France. Duval was the nephew of the famous cartographer Nicolas Sanson, from whom he learned the mapmakers art. Both men worked at the royal court, having followed the royal request for artists to relocate to Paris. In addition to numerous maps and atlases, Duval's opus also includes geographic lexicons in French. Among them is the dictionary about the Opatija in France, the first universal and vernacular geographic dictionary of Europe published in Paris in 1651, and a dictionary about the ancient sites of Asians, Persians, Greeks and the Romans with their equivalent toponyms.