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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.

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