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DU VAL, P. - La Mer de Sud dite autrement Mer Pacific Par P. Du-val. . .

DU VAL, P. -  La Mer de Sud dite autrement Mer Pacific Par P. Du-val. . .
La Mer de Sud dite autrement Mer Pacific Par P. Du-val. . . - DU VAL, P.
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Title : La Mer de Sud dite autrement Mer Pacific Par P. Du-val. . ..
Map maker : DU VAL, P..
Date : Paris, 1679.
Size : 15.7 x 20.8 inches. / 40.0 x 52.8 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :Lower left sheet of a 4 sheet map of the Pacific. This sheet showing part of the South Sea with Nova Guinea, Carpentaria, Van Diemen's Land, New Zealand and "Terres Ant-Arctiques".
Text panel in left hand part of the map, describing the European explorations to the region.
Curiously, the discovery of Nouvelle Zelande (1642) is given as "1654", Gallego's discoveries in "Isles de Terre Australe (...) 1576" should be 1568.
Fernandes (Hernando) Gallego, Mendana's chief pilot, is also mentioned in Du Val's Geographie Universelle, 1676, as 'having made discoveries in the name of the king of Spain in the year 1576'. "Des Terres Antarctiques" are, according to Du Val, often called "Australes, Magellaniques, & Inconnues, (. . .) Indes Meridionales, & le troisieme Monde".
They number La Nouvelle Guinee, les Isles de Salomon, la Nouvelle Zelande, le terre de Feu, la Terre des Perroques, la Nouvelle Hollande. (La Geographie Universelle).
Track of Le Maire also shown
The Pacific is has a track with text : "Routes des Europeens vers les Indes Occidentales".
More about "mapping of Australia." [+]

Condition : Paper slightly browned. In original out line colours. Good impression and printed on thick paper. Near to mint condition.

ID: 37867

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