Auction 115, Lot 723

"Afrique", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Africa

Period: 1663 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 4 inches
12.2 x 10.2 cm

Charming small map of the continent with typical mid-seventeenth century cartography. The Nile rises from large twin lakes below the equator. Pierre du Val was a relative and pupil of Nicolas Sanson, and Sanson's influences are evident on this map.

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Condition: A

Bit of damp stain well removed from the platemark.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/21/2006

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