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Auction 135, Lot 626

"Asie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Asia

Period: 1661 (circa)

Publication: La Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This charming miniature map of Asia includes some interesting cartography in northeastern Asia. A huge Terre de Iesso, which extends off the map, is separated from the mainland by a narrow strait, below which are the islands of Korea and Japan. 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

Minor damp stain in bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/16/2011