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Val, du Pierre ( 1618 - 1683 ) Paris
Planisphere, ou Carte Generale du Monde.
Artist: Val du Pierre ( - 1683 ) Paris; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1676 ( Pierre Duval (1618?1683) was a French geographer Pierre Duval was born in Abbeville He was the nephew and pupil of the geographer Nicolas Sanson Encouraged by Louis XIV to move to Paris he later became Geographe Ordinaire du Roy ). technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm) 33 x 58,5 cm; Magnificent set with 5 maps of the world, America (with California as an island), Asia, Europe and Africa.A double hemisphere map with California as an island. The Island of California refers to a long-held Spanish misconception, dating from the 16th century, that California was not part of mainland North America but rather a large island separated from the continent by a strait now known as the Gulf of California. One of the most famous cartographic errors in history, it was propagated on many maps during the 17th and 18th centuries, despite contradictory evidence from various explorers. The legend was initially infused with the idea that California was a terrestrial paradise, like the Garden of Eden or Atlantis. Australia not completely depicted as the complete coast was not charted at that time.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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