Carte des Indes Orientale

Pierre Du Val1677/1677

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum
Sydney, Australia

This hand coloured engraved map of the East Indies shows the Australian continent and includes details of early Dutch exploration.


  • Title: Carte des Indes Orientale
  • Creator: Pierre Du Val
  • Date: 1677/1677
  • Location: Paris
  • Type: Map
  • Medium: Ink on paper
  • Significance: Pierre Du Val (Duval) was Royal Geographer of France from 1650 to 1683 and one of the most influential European mapmakers of the 17th century. This map was produced in 1677 and clearly shows the combined European geographic knowledge of the Australian continent just prior to James Cook's first voyage of exploration along the eastern coastline.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Dimensions: 445 x 610 mm
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection

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