"Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle Contenant les Descriptions, les Cartes, et le Blason, des Principaux Pais du Monde", Duval, Pierre
Subject: Title Pages
Period: 1682 (dated)
Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle
Color: Hand Color
5 x 4 inches
12.7 x 10.2 cm
The title page for Duval's miniature world geography depicts the four continents of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa in the corners. At top is a tiny double-hemisphere world map. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including this fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.
References: King (2nd ed) pp. 132-135; Pastoureau (Duval XI Fb).
Original color with gilt highlights and faint toning along centerfold.