Auction 115, Lot 635

"Asie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Asia

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: La Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

Charming miniature map of Asia that has a very unusual depiction of the northeastern extremity of Asia extending off the map. While most of Duval's maps are based on the cartography of Sanson, this feature does not resemble any of Sanson's maps and appears to have originated with Duval.

References: King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135.

Condition: A

Faint fold toning and an old fold repair in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/21/2006

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