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Auction 138, Lot 210

"Carte de la Virginie", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1672 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.8 inches
12.2 x 9.7 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. It depicts the defunct Swedish colony, the Dutch colony of New York (Nouvel Amsterdam), and the French claim to Florida. Several Native Indian tribes are named, including Iroquois. 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 a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

References: Burden #341; cf Cumming (SE) #56; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI C.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with faint toning along centerfold and in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2011