c. 1686 – G. Valck – Mappe Monde


Title:                      “Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres…



This is very rare and decorative double-hemisphere world map decorated with vignettes representing the four seasons, after Jaillot’s similarly-titled world map published in 1674. The map displays California as an island and a large Terre de Iesso. The mythical lakes Lac Parime and Lac Xarayes are depicted in South America. A partial outline of the great southern continent, Terre Australe et Inconnue and there are only partial outlines of Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania.

The map comes from Gerard Valk’s​ atlas “Nova totius Geographia…” published in Amsterdam, c. 1686.

Cartographer:  Gerard Valck (1652 – 1726)

Sheet size:          53,0 x 61,2 cm

Year:                   c. 1686

Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Contemporary coloring. Lover margin extended. Few small restorations and protected on verso with Japanese tissue.


This is an original antique map published circa 1686 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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