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Nice example of this scarce map of the Iberian Peninsula by Pierre Du Val, published in Paris.

Includes over 20 regional coats of arms throughout the map.

Lengthy note on verso in an old hand.


Condition Description
Soiling in the blank margins, with some tape stains in the upper most part of the blank margins from an earlier framing. Hand written notes on verso in an old hand.
Pierre Du Val Biography

Pierre Duval (1618-1683) was a French geographer, cartographer, and publisher who worked in Abbeville and Paris during the seventeenth century. He was born in the former city, in northeast France, before moving to Paris. Duval was the nephew of the famous cartographer Nicolas Sanson, from whom he learned the mapmaker's art and skills. 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, Du Val's opus also includes geography texts. He held the title of geographe ordinaire du roi from 1650 and died in 1683, when his wife and daughters took over his business.