Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 801

"Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1672 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of Madagascar extends to include the southeastern coast of Africa, and depicts major towns and key topographical features. 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; Pastoureau, Duval XI C.

Condition: A

Watermark of a crown with faint toning along centerfold and in blank margins. There is evidence of a crack in the plate in the top border.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 12/7/2011