C1681

China

Rare early miniature map of China, Korea and Taiwan, by Pierre Duval. The map depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Great Wall is illustrated at top and Korea appears as a strangely shaped peninsula. A decorative title cartouche is at lower right.  … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

China

Date:

C1681

Condition:

In good condition, with fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

102mm 
x 127mm
AUTHENTICITY
China - Antique Print from 1681

Genuine antique
dated:

1681

Description:

Rare early miniature map of China, Korea and Taiwan, by Pierre Duval. The map depicts major towns and key topographical features. The Great Wall is illustrated at top and Korea appears as a strangely shaped peninsula. A decorative title cartouche is at lower right. 

German edition published by Johann Hoffman. 

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

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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