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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 the Modern Histories.1678

London: Printed by M. C. for Henry Brome, Third edition, 12mo, [4], 132, [8]pp., interleaved with blank paper throughout, with a folding engraved world map dated 1646, fore-edge slightly frayed, ownership signature in ink on front endpaper "William Wardour An: Dom: 1679" and "P. Downes" to title page, some light spotting, cont. calf, rubbed, joints cracked, red morocco title label to spine (chipped). Pierre Duval (1618–1683), a nephew of the French cartographer Nicolas Sanson. First published in Paris in 1651, with the first English edition appearing in 1662, this work was both the first universal and vernacular geographical dictionary of Europe. Wing, D2920C.

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