Pierre Duval; c1619-1683.
Son in law of Nicolas Sanson (aka: Sanson d'Abbeville),
Duval published an amazingly large number of works between
1651 and his death.
Except for a few individual maps in a large folio format,
most of his productions were diminutive pocket size atlases.
His contribution was more to dissiminate geographical knowledge,
than to advance the science of accurate cartography. In a
sense, he preceded Alain Manesson Mallet on the french geography
Of note: the 1651 "Table geographique de tous les pays du
monde", the 1672 "Cartes de geographie les plus nouvelles",
and the 1682 "Geographie universelle), re-issued in 1691 and
This rare small map (4 7/8" X 3 7/8") may have been prepared
for the 1662 "Cartes de Geographie", or more probably for
the 1670 "Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle"; both pocket
atlases issued in the same miniature 12mo format.
It shows only two urban centers of primary importance (shown
each by a larger "church' symbol): La Havana (Cuba) and Cartagena
(Colombia), both being key to the spanish gold fleet operations.
Interestingly, it mentions the name of the indian tribe occupying
the (then) relatively unimportant south Florida: Tegeste (known
today as the Tequestas, of the Miami circle fame).
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