DU VAL, PIERRE. La geographie du Temps. Reuûe, corrigée et augmentée sur les manuscrits de l'auteur, par le R. P. Placide Augustin Deschaussé, géographe du Roy. Paris: Melle. Du-Val, 1688. With engraved title: La Geographie universelle, contenant les descriptions, les cartes, et le blason des principaux pais du monde. Paris: L'Auteur, 1682. Two volumes. Contemporary French calf with gilt arms to the covers of volumes I, the spines with red lettering labels, marbled endpapers. 6 x 3 1/2 inches (15.5 x 9 cm); 616 pp., with 2 engraved double-page titles, engraved title page dated 1688, engraved double-page list of maps, 1 engraved chart, 38 (of 39) coats of arms (lacks no. 16), and 82 engraved double-page maps (including one double page "Table des Heures" included in plate list, of possible 83?). Some contemporary markings within but quite clean, the bindings somewhat pitted and with small losses and rubbed areas.
A finely produced French atlas, originally issued in 1682 and here re-issued in 1688, with several maps of American interest including the world map and map of Mexico which depicts California as an island. See Sabin 21482; Phillips Atlases, 3445 for the 1682 edition.
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