Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 54

"Terres Arctiques dites autrement Septemtrionales et Boreales", Duval, Pierre

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1672 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

Finely engraved miniature map of the North Pole detailing Hudson, Button and Baffin bays with fictitious islands of Spigelberg and Villoubi located just above the real island of Novaya Zemlya. The map is based on John Seller's polar projection. 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 #363; Kershaw #253; King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau, Duval XI C.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2011