15 Duval/ chart of the coast of Europe / Virtual Rare Map Fair 1


Description: DU VAL, P.
Title: L'Ocean près d'Europe avec les Costes de France, d'Espagne, de Portugal, d'Angleterre, de Hollande, de Danemarc, & cie . . .
Published in: Paris, 1666

Size: 18.1 x 13.3 inches.
46.0 x 33.7 cm.

In original o/l colours.
Condition: In good condition. Good and dark impression. Some marginal foxing. Dated 1666.
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Attractive chart by Pierre Du Val shows the North Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Europe from Scandinavia and Great Britain down to France, Spain, the Mediterranean and North Africa.
A large compass rose with radiating rhumb lines is drawn in the Ocean and the title is in a decorative cartouche ornamented with 2 fighting ships & topped with a figurehead and scrolls and a small compass rose is placed in the Mediterranean Sea, as an aid for navigation.
From the atlas "Cartes de géographie les plus nouvelles et les plus fideles".
Reference: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. A-D. Page 406-407.
  • Number: 1630331
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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