Canada


Title:
Canada
Date:
C1681
Mapmaker:
Pierre Duval (1618-1683)
Image Size:
110mm x 120mm (4.33" x 4.72")
Condition:
In good condition, with folds as issued.
Technique:
Hand coloured copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 650
Stock Number:
GUPP 004 CAN (CGPD) (C025)
Description:

Rare early miniature map of Canada by Pierre Duval. The map is centered on the French possessions in North America. Lake Superior and Michigan are shown with open-ended western shores and Lake Erie Lac du Chat is shown far south from its correct position. In northern Canada a sea route is shown through the northwest part of Hudson Bay. The British, Dutch and Swedish colonies are depicted along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to I. de Terre Neuve

German edition published by Johann Hoffman. 

References: Burden #351; Kershaw #142.

From Duval, Geographiae universalis pars prior, Nuremberg MDCLXXXI (1681).

Biography:

Pierre Duval (1618–1683) 

Pierre Duval was born in Abbeville, Duval began his cartographic career in Paris studying under his uncle, the celebrated geographer Nicolas Sanson. He was soon employed in editing maps for publication by the print-seller Pierre Mariette. By 1650, he had become Geographe du roi. According to royal letters found among his papers in 1683, Duval was employed as an officer in the Maison du Roi and received a modest wage of 350 livres. He sustained a publishing collaboration with Mariette until 1654, when he married Marie Desmaretz, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Following this, he established himself in Paris and produced maps and cartographic documents for a variety of Parisian map-sellers. Duval supplied manuscripts to Nicolas Berey, Girard Joillan, Nicolas Langlois, Estienne Vouillement and Antoine de Fer. 

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