Auction 137, Lot 489

"Europe", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Europe

Period: 1663 (circa)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
5.5 x 4.3 inches
14 x 10.9 cm

This lovely miniature map of Europe marks national boundaries and only depicts a few large cities, rivers, and forests. It is adorned with a wreath-style cartouche. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

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

Condition: A+

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/14/2011

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