P. D. V. G. D. R. = P. Du Val Graveur du Roi = P. Du Val (1) Royal engraver. Worked for the king (2) during 20 years.
(1) Pierre Du Val d'Abbeville (1618/1619-1683), who also was a famous cartographer. From 1653 on he worked as a cartographer for his master and uncle H. Sanson in Paris. From 1662 on he started publishing several map series in small-sized format. After his death, his daughter published a large-sized atlas between 1688 and 1689.
(2) Louis XIV (5 September 1638 – 1 September 1715), known as The Sun King (French: Le Roi Soleil).