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Carte universelle du commerce, c'est a dire carte hidrographique, ou sont exactement decrites, les costes des 4 parties du monde, par P.Du-Val Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. 1686. A Paris. Chez l'auteur, en l'Isle du Palais, sur le quay de l'Orloge, au coin de la rue de Harlay. Avec privilege du Roy pour vingt ans.

G201:1/32
Charts and maps

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Object ID G201:1/32
Description Single sheet, engraving coloured in outline. Scale: [circa 1:55,000,000]. Plane projection. Prime meridian through the Canary Islands. Third state of Du Val's map (earlier editions 1674 and 1677). There is a key to the track conventions at top left and four ships are drawn sailing on the routes. This chart plots the routes, from France and Spain, of the outward and return voyages to the West Indies and East Indies, with branches for different destinations. The northern route to India and the East Indies, which was used by French and English ships, is shown, rather than the southern route across the Indian Ocean generally used by Dutch mariners.
Date made 1686

Artist/Maker Du Val, Pierre
Place made Paris
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Printed area 37 x 54cm, on sheet 42 x 58.5cm.
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  • Carte universelle du commerce, c'est a dire carte hidrographique, ou sont exactement decrites, les costes des 4 parties du monde, par P.Du-Val Geographe Ordinaire du Roy. 1686. A Paris. Chez l'auteur, en l'Isle du Palais, sur le quay de l'Orloge, au coin de la rue de Harlay. Avec privilege du Roy pour vingt ans. (G201:1/32)
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