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DU VAL, P. - Orbis Vetus . . .

DU VAL, P. -  Orbis Vetus . . .
Orbis Vetus . . . - DU VAL, P.
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Title : Orbis Vetus . . ..
Map maker : DU VAL, P..
Date : Paris, 1663.
Size : 14.1 x 20.4 inches. / 35.7 x 51.7 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :Uncommon map of the Ancient world showing the European and Asian continents with in the lower right corner a blank landmass with incomplete coastlines appears in the location of Australia.
Shows several landmasses north and northwest of the British Isles, all unnamed save for Thule I.
In Asia the mythical Lake Chiamai is shown but unnamed, Japan is labeled Labady I., the Philippines are Sabadibae Insulae, Java is Sindae Insulae and Sumatra is called Bonae Fortunae I. and Korea as an island.
In Africa the Niles rises from twin lakes south of the equator.
Title cartouche lower center with an ereased address "Chez l'autheur, Rue de Bons Enfans au Monde Royal". The original date of 1655 now updated to 1663.

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Condition : Very light water stain in right hand part of the map with very light foxing of paper. Good and dark impression.


ID: 31711

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