Very rare map of the Northeast coastline of South America, from the mouth of the Orinoco River to the mouth of the Amazon River, centered on Galibis, Sapayes and the Isle de Cayene.
Shows a number of early place names, rivers, and a single cordillera mountain range, running on a straight northwest to southeast pattern, with part of the massive and mythical Lac Parime shown inthe lower left corner, with Manoa el Dorado on its western coastline. This is the first time we have had the map in nearly 20 years.
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.