Auction 139, Lot 3

"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).

Condition: A

Original color with gilt highlights and faint toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/15/2012