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A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval

A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval

A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval
A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval. L'Afrique Par le Sieur Du Val, Geographe Ord. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS -- NO REPRODUCTIONS. This unusual map by Pierre Duval is a comprehensive and detailed presentation of Africa, achieved by dividing the sheet up into what is in essence 15 different maps: one map of the entire African continent along with 14 regional maps. The regional maps show Egypt (LEgypte), Northwest Africa (Numidie), West Africa (La Nigritie), a long horizontal view of North Africa (La Barbarie), Southeast Africa (Monomotapa), South Africa (La Cafrerie), the Horn of Africa (Le Languebar), Abyssinia (LAbissinie), Congo, Nubia, Terceira Island and the Azores, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Islands and Madagascar.

Each includes a short description of the people, geography, and/or political situation of the region. Betz relates that this map is part of a set of four continent maps with regional maps produced by Duval, dated to circa 1656 based on the map of the Americas.

This is the third state of the Africa map, with the visible erase of Laignet sur le quay de la Megisserie au fort leuseq from the title. It is undated but likely dates to the early 1660s. The verso is blank, as it is for all three states. An extremely rare and interesting piece for serious collectors of Africa.

40 x 49.5 cm (15.7 x 19.5 in). If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not.

The item "A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval" is in sale since Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "neatlinemaps" and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Cartographer/Publisher: Pierre du Val
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Format: 40 x 49.5 cm (15.7 x 19.5 in)
  • Year: 1660
  • City: Paris
  • Country/Region: Africa


A separately-issued rarity of Africa by Pierre Duval