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subject : Eastern Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
This is one of the earliest maps of the World published by a woman. Mlle. Duval, daughter of Pierre Duval, issued this interesting world map in 1684. It is virtually an unchanged copy of the 1666 edition. The map includes California as an island, curious Terra De Iesso land bridge to Asia, New Zealand still attached to Terres Australes et Inconnues (the unknown southern continent), narrow Straits of Magellan and a host of other cartographic anomalies. Circular representation shows the orbits of the Moon and the known planets. Two compass roses and other embellishments.; Relief shown pictorially.
DuVal fille de l'Auteur (publisher)
Duval, P. (Pierre), 1619-1682. (creator)
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