Auction 139, Lot 359

"Bresil", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Brazil

Period: 1682 (published)

Publication: Le Monde ou la Geographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 4 inches
12.2 x 10.2 cm

This miniature map of Brazil depicts major towns and key topographical features, with details mostly confined to the coastline. Two large spurious lakes are shown in the interior: L. Parime and Lac Eupana ou de Xarayes. 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.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with light toning primarily confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 2/15/2012