Du Val, Pierre (1618 - 1683): Nova Mexico
copper engraved map with old hand colouring; overall size 13,5 x 12 cm; image size 12,5 x 10 cm. fold as issued; indistinctive plate marks; slight discolouration in c’fold; some faint foxing; o/w vg cond.
A charming and unusual miniature map, showing New Mexico and California as an iland; from du Val’s pocket atlas ‘Geographiae universalis pars prior / pars posterior.’ (two 12mo volumes), translated into German by Johann C. Beer for the publisher Hoffmann.
Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.