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[DUVAL, Pierre].
A Geographical Dictionary. In which are Described the most Eminent Countreys, Towns, Ports, Seas, Streights, and Rivers in the whole World.

Very Useful for the Understanding of all Modern Histories.

Description:
pp. (iv), 120 [132], (viii) Catalogue of Books. Folding engraved world map by P[ETER]. STENT [sheet size c.6.5 x 5 inches: plate size c.6 x 3 inches]. Contemporary calf, wear along the spine edges and corners, joints intact, small hole in the lower margin of the map with an old repair verso, overall a nice copy.

*WING D2920B; ESTC R41396. It was first issued in 1662 [Bodleian copy only in the UK, and Folger and Yale in the US], with a fifth edition in 1687. The above, second edition, is recorded from 6 locations in the UK, including the British Library and the Bodleian, but there are no copies in the US. The map displays California as a peninsula though the text states that it is an island near New Mexico; Terra Australis is shown as part of a south polar continent. Peter Stent, the engraver, also produced a large number of portraits during the middle part of the seventeenth century.

Printed by A[nne].M[axwell]. for Henry Brome at the Gun in St.Paul's Church-yard. London.

Date Published: 1676. Second Edition much Corrected. 12mo.

Stock No. 51163

Price: 800.00

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