Auction 128, Lot 209

"Carte de la Virginie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.9 inches
12.2 x 9.9 cm

This charming miniature map covers the coastline from Long Island to the May R. in South Carolina and inland to Lake Erie and the mythical Lake May. The map is based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, Duval's uncle. It depicts the defunct Swedish colony, the Dutch colony of New York (Nouvel Amsterdam), and the French claim to Florida. A tiny inset map of the island of Bermuda is included above the bold oval title cartouche. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including the fine miniature world geography that included this map.

References: Burden #341; cf Cumming (SE) #56.

Condition: A

Sharp impression and wide original margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 5/20/2009